Text line for citizens helping in campaign against illegal drugs, arrest of pushers

October 8, 2014 6:48 am 

DAGUPAN CITY, Oct. 7 — A text line put up by the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) was responsible for some of the successful anti-drug operations conducted by the local police in Dagupan lately, bagging a number of drug pushers and peddlers.

This was bared by Supt. Christopher Abrahano, chief of the Dagupan Police in the television program "Deretsahan" of Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) Secretary Antonio Villar Jr. and lawyer Gonzalo T. Duque on Channel K17 in Dagupan City over the weekend.

Abrahano said the text line is where people of Dagupan can report about drug peddling and use by any person and the texter does not have to identity himself.

He said some of the successful anti-drug operations conducted by the police were the results of text messages sent to CADAC by unidentified concerned citizens using the text line which were carefully synthesized and evaluated by the local police, said Abrahano, vice chairman of CADAC.

The text messages, which are confidential, were coming from housewives, students and even barangay officials who often tip off CADAC once they witness drug transaction or drug abuse that are happening or where the next drug transactions are taking place.

Abrajano said the text line is an initiative of Mayor Belen Fernandez, CADAC chair, in order to provide the people of Dagupan a dedicated line where they can freely report any illegal drug activity in their city.

Fernandez and Abrajano are teaming up in the relentless campaign against illegal drugs in a bid to make Dagupan completely drug-free in the next few years. (PNA)



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