An 18-year-old pregnant woman was among the more than 2,000 drug users and drug dealers who surrendered to the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) since July 1, The Manila Times learned on Saturday.
Juliet Casaje, a jobless parent of two children, was arrested by operatives assigned at the QCPD Police Station 2 four days ago for being a shabu user.
Casaje admitted that she is two months pregnant. She said she voluntarily surrendered for fear of her life and the child in her womb.
Her second husband, who works as a striker at the QCPD Police Station 2, is also hooked on shabu.
QCPD District Director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazer told reporters that he and the rest of the top brass of the command are optimistic that more drug dealers and pushers will surrender to the police.
Eleazar said the QCPD’s force remains in high morale in carrying out the fight against the drug menace even if two of its previous heads were directly implicated by President Rodrigo Duterte to the illegal drug trade.
The two are Director Joel Pagdilao and Chief Supt. Edgardo Tinio.
Eleazer, who replaced Tinio, said the QCPD aims to significantly contribute to the government’s campaign to stamp out the drug menace.