PH port security

Forwarding firms, port managers tapped to help deter entry of illegal drugs

Heightening ports security eyed to deter entry of drugs

By Rosalie O. Abatayo and Benjie B. Talisic

Believing that the volume of illegal drugs circulating in Cebu City may have originated elsewhere, anti-narcotics enforcers will start to enjoin cargo forwarding firms and port management authorities to help deter the entry of illegal drugs.

Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) will meet with the owners of private cargo forwarders and heads of port authorities and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) early next year to discuss ways to prevent the entry of drugs and other illegal substances in the city.

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