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Tama si Tatay Digong! Abu urges ASEAN to fight illegal drugs

Batangas City 2nd District Raneo Abu called on Southeast Asian countries to work together to battle illegal drugs.

This after the Batangas politiko commended President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs during the 13th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) Fact-Finding Committee (AIFOCOM) to Combat the Drug Menace.

Abu cited the substantial drop in the drug market and the crime rate as proof of the success of the war on drugs.

“From July 1, 2016 to June 13, 2017, the government has dismantled nine clandestine laboratories, confiscated 2,429.09 kilograms of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) with an estimated value of 12.49 billion pesos, and seized 18.40 billion pesos worth of non-drug evidence,” Abu said.

Abu also urged ASEAN countries “to streamline laws that will address criminality, enhance law enforcement, strengthen border control and facilitate joint maritime and coastal security cooperation.”

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