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100 MPD cops undergo surprise drug test
100 MPD cops undergo surprise drug test
100 MPD cops undergo surprise drug test
by Mary Antalan05 September 2023
Photo Courtesy: Manila Police District

About 100 personnel of the Manila Police District (MPD) were subjected to surprise random drug testing at the MPD Headquarters in Ermita, Manila on Monday, Sept. 4.

The movement was in line with the directive and program of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) initiated by MPD Chief Brig. Gen. Andre Dizon.

"The conduct of General Dizon's surprise drug test among the ranks of the Manila police seems to be a method of cleaning up his own yard which is also proof of his dedication to the serious campaign against criminality and illegal drugs in the city," the MPD said.

According to Dizon, the announcement of the surprise random drug testing was sudden so policemen who will be selected could not prepare. It was only announced after the flag-raising ceremony.


Among the policemen who were subjected to the drug test were some members of the command group, clerk chiefs, and staff, including Dizon himself.

The surprise drug tests of the NCRPO were conducted after the former chief of the Mandaluyong Police Station tested positive for illegal drug use last week.

"It is expected that the initial results of the drug test will come out this Tuesday, and if someone tests positive, they will be subjected to a confirmatory test again," the MPD statement read.

Meanwhile, some officials of Manila's finest said they are confident that all MPD precincts, stations, and offices remain drug-free.


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