Negros Oriental PNP personnel yield negative results in random drug testing

DUMAGUETE CITY, Oct. 27 (PNA) — Not one of the total 126 policemen tasked to rid the streets of illegal drugs in Negros Oriental was found positive for use of prohibited drugs following the conduct of a random drug test last week at Camp Francisco Fernandez in Agan-an, Sibulan town.

Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs-Special Operations Task Group (PAID-SOTG) team leader Sr. Insp. Ryan Jay Orapa belied insinuations the conduct of the surprise drug test had leaked, prompting subject police officers to avoid sniffing “shabu” to avoid detection when the schedule came.

He said everybody involved in the anti-illegal drugs operations including members of the intelligence community were merely directed to come to the provincial PNP headquarters for a conference and to submit their reports and actions taken on the proliferation of illegal drugs in their respective areas of jurisdiction.

In fact, all of them were surprised when exits of the command were guarded by SWAT personnel at the time.

According to Orapa, the result of the drug test is a testament that police operatives assigned in the anti-illegal drugs campaign in Negros Oriental are not in any way involved in the nefarious activity.

However, Orapa said a follow-up random drug test will be conducted before the year ends to confirm the results of the previous drug test. (PNA)