[SUDDENLY, DRUG LORDS AND DRUGS LIKE SHABU HAVE GRADUALLY BECOME A PUSHOVER PREY, WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT RODY DUTERTE ASCENDING. PREVIOUSLY, THE LAIRS AND DRUG DENS OF THESE MALEVOLENT ELEMENTS SEEM TO BE SO UNREACHABLE, NAY EVEN UNPENETRABLE…]
In a recent succession of police raids in the Philippines, drug lords and drug manufacturers alike, including their manufactured drugs have now become seamlessly detectable, easily arrestable/seizable and have now become suddenly reachable into their lairs, which drug dens have become too unexpectedly penetrable.
Observers say that it could be that there is truth to reports that these drug manufacturers are beginning to feel the heat and that they are preparing to relocate to some friendly foreign destinations.
In one of the raids conducted by the police, the owner of the illegal drug manufacturing facility spontaneously confessed that he was in fact; doing last-minute disposal of his supposedly residual stocks as he purportedly is now decided to close up shop.
Another lady drug pusher said that she was ready to surrender her wares except that, the police just caught up with her earlier.
Another sign that the drug industry in the Philippines may really be seeing their twilight year is the fact that the price of shabu in the street-market has plummeted down. The price reportedly has gone so unbelievably low as if they are into some sort of a promotional SALE or perhaps CLOSING OUT SALE.
Others who have shared the cynicism of those who have not been satisfied with the drug eradication campaigns before, which law enforcement agencies are supposed to pursue, feel that these succession of drug busts may be a sign of remorse. They feel that plausibly some scalawags in uniform who may have been conniving with drug lords before and who have been looking the other way, or perhaps acting as though they were blind; may have now decided to call it quits.
Reportedly, President-elect Rody has already secured from the PDEA, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, the order of battle which lists the drug lords and drug pusher in each of the more than 42,000 barangays in the whole of the Philippine archipelago.
The plan as perceived is that there will be numerous meetings held to persuade those who are involved in the illegal drug trade to STOP their business. And if this sequence of persuasion would not be heeded, the onset of a series of extermination may really be fulfilled.
As of latest reports prior to President-elect Rody’s win at the polls, drug syndicates have been producing methamphetamine (the medical name for SHABU) in small-scale and kitchen-type laboratories to avoid detection by Philippine authorities since 2010. Usually, drug syndicates rent warehouses for use as drug laboratories. These syndicates have moved towards renting houses in private subdivisions, condominiums and apartments (even in posh, ritzy and exclusive villages) to be used as bases for their illegal drug production. Private properties are becoming more favorable to drug syndicates as sites of illegal drug production. Indeed, methamphetamine known in the street parlance as SHABU remains more feasible to sell in the Philippines than cocaine, a more costly illegal drug.
Let us all pray that SHABU and all forms of illegal drugs will eventually be a thing of the PAST here in the Philippines. And that the Duterte presidency will spell a death knell to the illegal drug trade and not just a temporary quietus.
Long live the Philippines! Long live President-elect Rody Duterte!