National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Police Major General Guillermo Eleazar on Friday vowed to do everything to eradicate illegal drugs in Baseco, Tondo following Manila City Major Isko Moreno’s order to clear the region of narcotics.
Eleazar said he would provide extra people in the region to help those already deployed there, adding that coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and other departments is needed to eradicate illegal drugs.
Eleazar stated that maybe because of his guidance, they will provide more muscle and more staff to add up to the staff who are already conducting activities in Manila.
He added that they are going to do their utmost knowing that Manila is one of the hotbeds in the drug issue as well as the entire Metro Manila because we have some peculiarity in Metro Manila, all the barangays have depressed region.
Moreno recently directed the Manila Police District, the PDEA, as well as barangay authorities to clear Baseco Compound of illegal drugs and loose firearms within a week.
The mayor has voiced assistance for the government’s campaign against illegal drugs with certainty that human rights will be respected in his anti-drug campaign.