Bureau of Customs (BOC), Port of Davao, being a member of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) Coordinating Group (RICG) XI, attended the enforcement cluster coordination meeting last September 27, 2022, at PDEA Regional Office XI, Camp Captain Domingo E. Leonor, San Pedro, Davao City.
BOC Davao was represented by Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) Chief, IO-II Felix A. Espino III, and Enforcement Security Service (ESS) District Commander, Sp/Lt. Jah T. Atencia.
The said meeting was also attended by other member agencies such as PDEA XI, PNP XI, and the Seaport Interdiction Unit on Anti-illegal Drugs. Among the matters discussed were drug trends in the far east region, anti-illegal drug interdiction operations, and the PNP plans and programs, such as “OPLAN KALINAW”, which is a joint area security community service and protection operation plan. The accomplishment report of PDEA XI for the 1st Semester of 2022 was also discussed.
Collection District XII, headed by District Collector Atty. Erastus Sandino B. Austria, under the leadership of Commissioner Yogi Filemon L. Ruiz, will continue to coordinate with other law enforcement agencies in maintaining efforts to curb smuggling, entry of anti-social commodities, and other contrabands within the Philippine borders.