Valenzuela Chief Exec Leads ‘Oplan Galugad’ in City Jail

Mayor REX Gatchalian and Valenzuela City Police Chief PSSUPT Ronaldo R Mendoza
led today, November 9, the team of local police operatives in the surprise inspection of
the city’s four-storey jail building.

The inspection dubbed as “Oplan Galugad” was a double-bladed operation. First was
to look into the current state of the facility following the influx of new detainees as a
result of the city’s drive against illegal drugs in order to ascertain what other assistance
the LGU could provide the local Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).

Second was to test the new narcotics and explosives sniffing dogs that the city acquired
for the Valenzuela City Police Station. Ten (10) sniffer dogs were utilized in the
operation – 3 Belgian malinois, 2 Jack russel, 3 Beagles, and 1 Labrador narcotics
sniffers, and 1 Belgian malinois explosives sniffer.

Valenzuela City is the first LGU in the country to maintain a pack of narcotics and
explosives sniffer K9s to improve efficiency and accuracy of operations against illegal
drugs. The pack will be deployed during anti-illegal drugs operations in the city, such as
Oplan Tokhang.

PSSupt Rolando R Mendoza supervised the inspection of the cells for both men and
women-detainees. No illegal substances and contrabands were found during the

Yesterday, the LGU and local PNP-led 90-day road to drug-free city challenge, the
Valenzuelano Ayaw sa Droga (VAD) program, ended with 2,903 surrenderees. 200 of
whom were already sent for locally-funded rehabilitation while 1,165 are up for
community-based rehabilitation which are now being set up in every barangay in the

As the city continues to implement its fiery stance against illegal drugs, the second
phase of VAD program starts implementation today, November 9, with more aggressive
initiatives lined up.

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