Oplan Galugad, Allokoy intensify Ilocos Norte campaign against drugs, crime


Jan. 21, 2017 ...

Partnering with the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte, the Ilocos Norte Provincial Police Office (INPPO) shall strengthen efforts to ensure public safety and security through Oplan Galugad, Oplan Allokoy and other operations this 2017.

Oplan Galugad is a double-bladed operation to assess the current state ofthe facility inside jail management and phenology following the influx of new detainees as result of the Province's drive against illegal drugs and to seize contraband materials.

Conducted quarterly to ensure that unauthorized items are not used inside the cell premises, Provincial Director Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr. shared that INPPO is strict with its implementation in all police stations in the Province.

Last December 21, 2016,Banna MPS, Badoc MPS, Pinili MPS, Currimao MPS, Paoay MPS)Batac City District Jail to double check contraband and dangerous drugs that might keep inside but same turned negative.

Nartatez shared Oplan Galugad's aim to "decrease the proliferation of unauthorized items like firearms, drugs, writing paraphernalia and money."

Anti-drug crusade yields fewer peddlers

"The campaign against illegal drug remains to be our primary concern, considering that it is the common denominator of all crimes," Nartatez said, Oplan Allokoy is an operation to convey personalities listed in the drug watch list to surrender and to avoid any untoward incident. 

As of December 2016, Ilocos Norte managed to arrest 1% of the 1.08% drug involved personalities.

Stressing that Ilocos Norte is the only province in the Region 1 who achieved the 1% rate yet, Ilocos Norte PNP will continue their Oplan Allokoy and house to house visits around the province to maintain and further increase the level of safety.

At present, only few drug involved personalities listed in the drug watch list have not yet surrendered and in 128, 000 households in the province, only 48, 000 households were left to be visited for inspection.

"We will make sure that those 48, 000 households will be visited before this year end. 'Pag kaya pa siguro, gagawin ulit namin yan para 200% sure na lahat ng kabahayan ay nabisita namin."

Nartatez also expressed thanks to Governor Imee R. Marcos and PGIN for always being "very supportive, very active...actually proactive," in their joint efforts against criminality. These are in line with the Governor's vision for a livable province or "makaay-ayo a pagnaedan" which includes public safety as a top concern.