Pigcarangan, Tubod – The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte coordinates with the Philippine National Police of the province to execute a surprise search inside the facility of the Provincial Jail early morning of September 27, 2017. This is in line with President Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs. Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo, fully support the President’s fight to put an end to the proliferation of illegal drugs not only in Lanao del Norte but throughout the country.
Governor Angging requested Police Sr. Supt. Leopoldo E. Cabanag, PNP-Provincial Director to plan an operation intended to look for illegal substances or paraphernalia within the complex of the said provincial jail.
According to the Governor, Provincial Director Cabanag reported that there are transactions involving illegal drugs that are happening inside the facility. Governor Angging immediately approved with the plan of Police Provincial Director to carry out a raid the soonest possible time in order to identify those persons who are engaged in this illicit acts.
“Though the sanctions implemented by NAPOLCOM in stripping us with the authority over the PNP has not yet been lifted, we, the local chief executives of the province of Lanao del Norte still continue to work with the Philippine National Police, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Department of Interior and Local Government and other national government offices to implement the programs of President Duterte, especially on this fight against illegal drugs,” said Governor Angging.
Police Provincial Director Leopoldo E. Cabanag said that there are items found inside the prison cells of the inmates that will indicate the presence of illegal drugs, like lighters and other items that links to the use of such drugs.
Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo thanked Provincial Director Cabanag for the swift action of the Philippine National Police to her request. The Governor promised that the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte will continue to support the programs of President Duterte by coordinating, collaborating and cooperating with the PNP, PDEA, DILG and other concern national government agencies. PIO-LDN