NEWS: Drug sweep at DPW
Adelup thanks GPD for efforts in combatting epidemic
Today, the MANDANA Drug Task Force was at the Department of Public Works main compound doing a sweep.
Deputy Director Felix Benavente said GPD’s MANDANA Drug Task Force started the Anti-Drug Dog Sweep before 8 a.m. today at the Upper Tumon compound. DPW is waiting for the Guam Police Department to report the results of the sweep.
DPW Director’s office received a call two days ago reporting that there were drugs at the compound in Upper Tumon.
“We immediately called Police Chief J.I. Cruz to inform him of this information so that appropriate measures could be taken,” said Director Glenn Leon Guerrero. “For us here, we drive and maintain heavy equipment and enforce policies that ensure the safety of the public. A drug-free environment is critical to our operations.”
In the last three months, since the Governor created the MANDANA Drug Task Force via an executive order, there have been several significant seizures of drugs that could have made it onto our streets.
“Lt. Governor Tenorio leads the task force with GPD and other safety agencies. They’ve confiscated drugs and arrested the people who are feeding our community this poison,” Governor Calvo stated. “Moreover, GPD Chief JI Cruz is working with other safety agencies across the region to protect our Marianas and Micronesia islands from a potential epidemic. It’s not going to be easy but if we continue working together and getting help to our people who want to beat their addiction then we have a fighting chance.”

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