PASIG CITY, Feb. 23 (PIA) — The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Lalamove Philippines signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to curb illegal activities in the country that utilize online delivery services.
NCRPO Chief Police Major General Vicente D. Danao, Jr. expressed his sincere gratitude to Lalamove Philippines in assisting the government to help eliminate dangerous drugs and to fight all forms of criminality, terrorism and other illegal activities.
According to the NCRPO, the MOU synchronizes efforts to prevent the delivery and/or transportation of packages containing any illegal drugs and controlled precursors, essential chemicals in the country, and all instruments which may be used or connected with any illegal activities. Likewise, to ensure that accredited drivers of said courier service are not involved in any illegal activity.
Meanwhile, Lalamove Managing Director Ms. April Dannah Majarocon, represented by Atty. Joy Cañeba, Head of Regulatory and Strategy of Lalamove Philippines, extended their appreciation to Team NCRPO and expressed her expectation for the achievement of the objectives of the understanding, and a better relationship between both parties.
Likewise, Danao ensured Lalamove that Team NCRPO is willing to train their riders in the detection of illegal drugs and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).
It has been reported that while residents were confined to their homes for the duration of the lockdown as a means of preventing the spread of COVID-19, drug dealers used door-to-door courier services to send narcotics across Metro Manila’s 16 cities and one municipality. (PIA NCR)