37 Albay villages still illegal drug hot spot

May 11, 2017


By Mar S. Arguelles

LEGAZPI CITY --- Despite the intensified  anti-narcotics campaign in Albay   anti drug operatives have yet to clear at least  37 villages affected by illegal drug operations in the 15 towns and three cities of the province, the Philippine National Police (PNP) Albay said today.

Police Senior Inspector Arthur Gomez, Albay PNP spokesperson said that of the 105 villages in the province affected by the illegal drugs operations about 68 villages were cleared while 37 villages are still under evaluation by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the town/city Anti Drug Abuse Councils.

Gomez said  villages not yet cleared  by the PDEA are 16  villages in Legazpi City, 7  in  Tabaco City,  6 in Guinobatan, 3 in Oasa, 2 in Daraga  and one each in the towns of Pio Duran, Sto Domingo and Ligao City.

While  the 105 villages that were previously identified and recently  cleared by the PDEA and MADACS  villages in the towns  to Tiwi, Malinao, Malilipot, Bacacay, Rapu-rapu, Manito, Camalig, Jovellar, Polangui, and  Libon.


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