The Taguig city government has ordered its local police to find the truth behind the tagging of certain clubs at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) as illegal drug hubs.
Mayor Lani Cayetano instructed Taguig Police Sr. Supt. Arthur Felix Asis to determine the basis for the NBI’s decision to put under surveillance the BGC clubs for alleged use and sale of party drugs ecstasy and green apple to their patrons.
She also ordered the Taguig police to talk with BGC club owners to give them an opportunity to be heard regarding the matter.
“We do not tolerate illegal drugs activities in Taguig so we are asking those in charge of the investigations to inform us of the basis for such statement so we, in the local government, could take the necessary steps to address the situation,” Cayetano said.
Taguig City had a bad reputation of being an illegal drugs “hot spot” even before Cayetano took over the city.
Besides the BGC, reports said the NBI also placed under its surveillance clubs in Quezon City and Makati City.