2 Lapu-Lapu traffic enforcers admit using illegal drugs
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Two of the six traffic enforcers of the City Traffic Management System (CTMS) in Lapu-Lapu City, who tested positive in a random drug test admitted that they were using illegal drugs.
This was confirmed by Garry Lao, head of the City of Lapu-Lapu Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (CLOSAP) which conducted the random drug test last August 1, 2022.
Lao said that they will still wait for the result of the confirmatory test before deciding on the sanctions that will be meted out.
Aside from this, Lao said that the other two have also expressed their interest to undergo the CLOSAP drug rehabilitation program.
“Ni-express sila sa ilang interest nga mopaubos una sila sa programa sa CLOSAP within three to four months,” he added.
However, Lao said that he cannot guarantee that they can return to their work even if they would be able to complete the program.
He also revealed that the other two traffic enforcers have filed a contest against the result of the drug test.
Lao said that both insisted that they were taking medications during the drug test.
“Ang usa nila ato pang gi-drug test ug balik, pero positive gihapon,” he said.
Lao, however, said that they will just wait for the result of the confirmatory test to verify, whether or not, they were indeed using the illegal substance. /rcg
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