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Nitoy wants drug tests for city cops

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By Jun Parada Surigao City — Mayor Ernesto “Nitoy” Matugas recently assured members of the media that drug tests will soon be conducted on officers and members of the Surigao City Police Office as a way to check various reports on the use of illegal substance by some “men in uniform”. “I’ll direct Supt. Jonathan [...]

By Jun Parada Surigao City — Mayor Ernesto “Nitoy” Matugas recently assured members of the media that drug tests will soon be conducted on officers and members of the Surigao City Police Office as a way to check various reports on the use of illegal substance by some “men in uniform”. “I’ll direct Supt. Jonathan Trojello to immediately schedule the conduct of drug tests on city cops so that we will eventually know who are the drug users among them,” Matugas said during a press conference he called on April 4 inside his office. He said he will support the filing of appropriate cases against policemen who will be found positive for drug use. “Since I assumed as Mayor, I always give priority on our campaign against illegal drugs proliferation. We already gained headway with the arrests of several drug lords particularly the no. 1, 2 and 5. I have also caused the transfer of several policemen suspected as protectors of some drug personalities. Now, I’ll see to it that our city police force will soon undergo the drug tests,” Matugas disclosed. The mayor made the assurance in response to the report made by Manila Standard Today correspondent Jun Lira that some city policemen were ‘shabu users’ and protectors of some drug lords and drug pushers. “Once a PNP member will be found positive for drug use, the PNP, “muto proprio”, can initiate administrative proceedings or file an administrative case against him,” Lira said. During the conference, Matugas expressed satisfaction on the performance of Supt. Jonathan Trojello, city police chief, in their relentless anti-illegal drugs operations. The press conference was attended by DxKS Manager Jun Galeon, DxKS production chief Jun Clerigo, DxRS Manager Gay Dolfo-Tiu, DxRS production chief Jojo Ferol, DxSN production chief Dodong Bernadez, Agusan-Surigao Enquirer managing editor Roel Catoto, broadcasters Lito Gibertas, Jun Custodio, Boy “Power” Portuguese and columnist Tony Villareal.

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