PNP says not advisable for Robredo to join drug ops

Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Police Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa says it is not advisable for Vice President Leni Robredo to join anti-illegal drugs operations as it could pose a threat to her security. GMA NEWS
Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Police Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa says it is not advisable for Vice President Leni Robredo to join anti-illegal drugs operations as it could pose a threat to her security. GMA NEWS

Manila – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has cautioned Vice President and Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) co-chairperson Leni Robredo from joining anti-illegal drugs operations

PNP officer-in-charge Police Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa said Monday that it is not advisable for Robredo to join drug operations as it could pose a threat to her security.

“I know it was practically a new thing to her dahil wala naman siyang exposure dito and of course there are suggestions nga na huwag siya sumama sa illegal drugs operation… it would also risk her life in that operation,” Gamboa said.

“As a matter of fact, we generals do not join illegal drugs operations probably because during our younger days, we were exposed to this,” he added. “Maybe the VP can concentrate on advocacy and rehabilitation.”

Gamboa, however, assured Robredo that the police would be willing to educate her on the law enforcement aspect of the drug war.

“Under her leadership, the PNP looks forward to intensified anti-illegal drugs operations and rehabilitation of drug users, upholding the rule of law,” Gamboa said.

After accepting the ICAD post, Robredo has considered the offer of her co-chairperson Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino to join the anti-illegal drugs operations.

Robredo’s spokesperson Barry Guttierez, however, has clarified that the ICAD should clarify what kind of operation will be conducted before the Vice President decides to join law enforcers./PN

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