TRUCKERS' & DRUGS * Philippines
* Manila - Truck drivers, porters under watch for drug use
Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno, ordered yesterday the Philippine National Police (PNP) to strictly monitor cargo truck drivers and porters following reports that some of them are using illegal drugs to keep them awake in their long trips... Sueno also directed concerned local government units (LGU) and their police forces to monitor the activities inside roadside eateries which are long used as drug dens or fronts for drug transactions... The DILG chief said he got information that some truck drivers reportedly buy marijuana and shabu from small-time drug pushers in roadside eateries where they usually stop over to take their meals... Sueno said drivers who are applying for a license to drive trucks should be subjected to regular drug tests to minimize the incidence of road accidents...
(Photo) -- Manila, Philippines - Tempo Online - July 19, 2016