Unlike the aggressive ‘Oplan Tokhang’ that involved high-powered firearms, kicking down of doors, and warrantless arrests, the same operation done in the upscale Ayala Alabang Village in Muntinlupa seemed more like a neighbourly visit.

Civil ‘Oplan Tokhan’ in Alabang
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Most of the officers were females who distributed flyers containing information on drug awareness and prevention, and how to deal with bomb threats. Muntinlupa police chief Senior Supt. Nicolas Salvador said that most who were deployed were females because “(they are) better when it comes to information drives and persuasion.”

With him and his law enforcers were Barangay Ayala Alabang chair Ruben Baes and Ayala Alabang Homeowners Association president Antonio Laurel. They made sure that the police officers were discreet in the operation.

They were able to knock on the houses of former President Fidel V. Ramos and Sen. Panfilo Lacson. Also the group visited the house of the “Alabang Boys”—Joseph Tecson, Richard Brodett and Jorge Joseph, who were known as sellers of illegal drugs in the exclusive neighbourhood.

However, the police were faced and greeted mostly by house help or guard dogs as most of the homeowners weren’t home. ASCS

Source: Inquirer

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