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More than 1,000 QC cops negative for drugs

/ 04:45 AM July 09, 2016

NONE of the more than 1,000 Quezon City policemen who underwent a surprise drug test earlier this week was positive for drugs.

The announcement was made on Thursday by Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, newly installed Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director.


“All the 1,070 policemen from the district had negative test results,” he told the Inquirer.

Among those who underwent testing were the around 300 members of Station Anti- Illegal Drugs (SAID) units as well as those from the District Anti-Illegal Drugs (DAID) group.


QCPD deputy director for administration Senior Supt. Joselito Esquivel said they started with the SAID and DAID units since their members were the ones directly involved in the drive against illegal drugs.

On Wednesday, 600 more policemen from three stations —Station 1 (La Loma), Station 10 (Kamuning) and Station 11 (Galas)—were also tested in an effort to weed out those involved in prohibited drugs as ordered by President Duterte.

Last Monday, Eleazar, along with 80 other QCPD officials composed of station commanders and command group heads, were the first to submit themselves to a drug test during a command conference on the new QCPD director’s first day in office.

Esquivel said that all 4,566 QCPD policemen would undergo drug testing, noting that the district would spend more than P250,000 for this or P55 per policeman.

“We want to show that our campaign against drugs is serious,” Esquivel told reporters.

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