CJ Bersamin Keynotes National Summit on Dangerous Drugs Law

October 3, 2019

Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin calls on all concerned government agencies to intensify all efforts to arrest all traffickers and pushers as he underscores the need for the government to “collaborate with countries that are the origins of drug traffic” to battle the drug menace. In his keynote speech during the National Summit on Dangerous Drugs Law at the Manila Hotel on October 3, 2019, Chief Justice Bersamin lamented that traffickers have become ingenious and creative in smuggling drugs so there is a need for all concerned government agencies to equal this ingenuity and creativity to beef up its campaign against illegal and dangerous drugs. He says: “All the countries throughout the world are being beset by the perennial drug problems. More and more, we become troubled by the seemingly endless ingenuity and creativity of drug suppliers and their minions in smuggling their dangerous products across national borders. Our alertness and quickness in frustrating such smuggling must be constant and unrelenting. We must collaborate with countries that are the origins of drug traffic in stifling the menace. We must therefore adapt to such ingenuity and creativity by training our law enforcers regularly and equipping them with sufficient and effective tools for the campaign to completely stop the delivery. We should also intensify efforts to arrest the traffickers and pushers.” (Caption by Jay B. Rempillo, Photo by Francisco S. Gutierrez)