Local News: Escalante Port Under Surveillance as Entry Point of Illegal Drugs-Lirazan
Sr. Supt. Milko Lirazan, officer-in-charge of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) said that he has assigned police forces at the Escalante port amid reports that it is being used an entry for illegal drugs.
Lirazan said civilian-clothed policemen were tasked to conduct surveillance in the said port.
This he said is in response to the statement recently issued by Negros Occidental governor Alfredo Marañon that illegal drugs allegedly are being brought into the province through the Escalante City port.
The concern on the Escalante port is one of the several marching orders issued by Marañon to Lirazan after he assumed as NOPPO-OIC in lieu of Sr. Supt. Allan Guisihan who was promoted as deputy chief of staff at the PNP Regional Office-6.
Lirazan said that he is also acting on the other concerns aired by Marañon especially against illegal gambling.
In line with this Lirazan held a command conference with all the police chiefs in the province at the NOPPO conference room, Wednesday afternoon.
He reiterated that the one strike policy still stands and will be effected against the chiefs of police who will be remiss on their duties as far as the campaign is concern.
Lirazan also revealed that in line with the anti-illegal gambling campaign is concern the San Carlos PNP has arrested several personalities involved in the said illegal activity.
Lirazan further said that as far as the three months observation period given to him by Marañon he will give it his best.
Adding that if Marañon decides to change him as head of NOPPO he will respect the governor’s decision.*(Dolly Yasa)