P6-B worth of illegal drugs destroyed in Cavite

SURIGAO del Norte Representative and Chairman of the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs Robert Ace Barbers extended his warm congratulations to the law enforcement officers and personnel of the PDEA, NBI, PNP and the Customs Bureau for the apprehension and arrests of suspects in the continuing fight against illegal drugs and the confiscation of more than 4 tons of the prohibited drugs in the present administration.

In this morning’s destruction conducted by the PDEA in Trece Martires City where more than a ton of illegal drugs worth 6 Billion pesos were burned, Barbers together with Senior Deputy Speaker Aurelio Dong Gonzales, Rep. Dan Fernandez and Rep. Patrol Bustos, expressed gratititude and urged the agencies to continue their vigilance in this fight. 

The House contingent also commended them for the bloodless conduct of the continuing drug war. 

Barbers however reminded them to make sure that cases filed should result in convictions and not dismissals. 

“All our efforts will be in vain if the cases filed in court will result in dismissals and the suspects set free due to some technicality or bungling. We have to make sure that our cases are air-tight so that the culprits are put behind bars for good thus ensuring a safer society and saving our youth and all citizens from this menace”, Barbers said.

He assured the law enforcement agencies of the full support of Congress, through funding as well as legislations to guarantee the success of the drug war. 

Barbers urged the Barangay electoral candidates to make part of their program and commitment the fight against illegal drugs.