No let-up in drug war this 'Undas': NCRPO


Posted at Oct 30 2016 01:34 PM

MANILA -- The government will sustain its war on illegal drugs as the public marks All Souls' Day and All Saints' Day this week, a police official said Sunday. 

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Chief Supt. Oscar Albayalde said Oplans Tokhang and Double Barrel -- where policemen knock on homes of suspected drug peddlers and launch arrest efforts against drug financiers, respectively -- will remain in effect during the "Undas" holiday. 

"Actually, we have received reports of several arrests and neutralization of suspected drug pushers during this long weekend," Albayalde said. "We still concentrate on high-value targets."

Police investigate at the site where two men were killed in a drugs buy-bust operation in Manila Monday. Damir Sagolj, Reuters

Albayalde also mentioned that although the NCRPO has not monitored any terror threat that could disrupt the long holiday weekend, the police unit has already beefed up security checks. 

"Although we do not have information on any terror acts that would disturb the peace this holiday season, we always ask the people to be vigilant and observant. If ever they see any suspicious item or person, they have to report it immediately to policemen," he added. 

The NCRPO has yet to monitor any holiday-related crime apart from a case of indiscriminate firing in Pasay.