Albay police: 80 gov't workers, including politicians, surrender as drug users
“Their names are in our record, confirmed and validated,” he said.
Meanwhile, included in the same group are local politicians, including barangay officials, and other government employees who have earlier promised to cooperate in the ongoing anti-illegal drug campaign initiated by the Duterte administration.
Ramirez said the following is the breakdown of government employees and officials who have surrendered to the police: eight are police officers who have been formally charged with administrative cases; two enlisted personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and an agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
In an earlier consolidated report, it was gathered that 161 barangay officials are in the list of drug surrenderees. These include 19 punong barangays, 76 barangay councilors, 7 treasurers, 3 secretaries, 54 tanods, and 2 other officials.