By: April Therese Tan

The Bureau of Customs (BOC ) – Port of Cebu recently welcomed the newly-installed Philippine National Police-Regional Office 7 (PNP 7) Director PBGen. Roderick Augustus Alba paid a courtesy visit to District Collector Charlito Martin Mendoza. 

Mendoza and Alba discussed potential areas for collaboration, especially in the fight against the entry and proliferation of illegal drugs. 

β€œWith the full support of the PNP 7, we expect a vast source of intelligence information that can further place our customs officers steps ahead of these drug smugglers,” Mendoza said on their Facebook page. 

Mendoza said that to foil smuggling attempts, it is important that they know how smugglers operate, what goods are vulnerable covers for drugs, and the placement of advanced technologies to complement their trained officers.

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has declared a “total, all-out war” against illegal drugs and urged concerned government agencies to join the Province’s crusade. 

In compliance with the marching orders of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the Port of Cebu, with the guidance of Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz, fully commits to strengthening its anti-drug interdiction efforts through intensified coordination with its partner agencies.

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