Philippine National Police – Negros Occidental Provincial Director Rodolfo Castillo Jr. confirmed that their province is being used as a transshipment point for illegal drugs from Manila.
Based from an Intel report, Castillo said that illegal drugs going to the Visayas and Mindano goes through Negros Island.
Due to numerous entry points, the PNP official also raised the possibility that illegal drugs is also being dropped at Negros Occidental since the substance can be immediately distributed to various municipalities.
Meanwhile, the police promised to heighten their surveillance in airports and ports in Negros Occidental in order to prevent the entry of illegal drugs.
Currently, more than three kilograms of methamphetamine, locally known as shabu, were confiscated in police operations since the return of Oplan Tokhang.