BGC bar owners to allow agents to check for drugs
TAGUIG CITY - Some foreigners and some individuals connected to the entertainment industry are involved in illegal drug operations in Makati City and and Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City, police said Wednesday night.
Senior Supt. Tomas Apolinario Jr., director of the Philippine National Police's (PNP) Southern Police District (SPD), made the disclosure in a dialogue with club and bar owners in Taguig City.
Apolinario, who was accompanied by PNP Director-General Ronald dela Rosa and Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano, said the individuals involved in the drug scene in the area "are not ordinary people."
He said club and bar owners approached him for a dialogue with Dela Rosa.
He said, under an agreement between the police and businessmen, the PNP, club and bar owners are to maintain drug-free establishments.
The agreement requires club and bar owners to fully cooperate with police investigations, including providing copies of CCTV footage and photos of "persons of interest."
Apolinario said business owners will allow employees to serve as witnesses to any incident or police operations involving the establishment.
"Selected anti-illegal drugs and intelligence agents are authorized to enter establishments during special events and when necessary," he added. "Failure and non-compliance to policies can lead to revocation of business permits." - with reports from Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News