Manila, Philippines – Majority of the Filipinos want the police to prioritize their campaign against illegal drugs.
This was the result of the recent survey commissioned by the Philippine National Police (PNP), although the specifics has yet to be revealed.
But no less than Director General Alan Purisima, PNP chief, confirmed the survey result, saying it is now serving as the basis to further intensify their anti-illegal drugs operations.
“It has been established that the crime that our countrymen wants the police to concentrate on is the problem on illegal drugs,” said Purisima.
The survey result came as the PNP’s Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force seized some P420 million worth of imported shabu in a raid in Lipa City on Christmas Day.
Three persons were arrested, including a Filipino-Chinese who is said to be one of the key players in the Mexican-Chinese drug cartel operating in the country.
Purisima said the Lipa City operation confirmed the entry of the Mexican drug cartel in the country, but he said it is still part of their investigation.
The official said they will continue the relentless operation against illegal drugs, and to be responsive on what the Filipino wants.
“We will continuously get the feedback of our people through surveys. This is important for us to satisfy what they want,” said Purisima. (Aaron Recuenco)