Anti Drugs Campaign

Cops seize P460-M illegal drugs in January

MANILA – Operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) seized PHP460 million worth of illegal drugs and arrested 6,248 drug suspects in the first month of 2023, the country's top cop said Thursday.PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said the 4,632 operations conducted in January resulted in... Read More

PNP to ICC: Respect PH sovereignty, justice system

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to respect the country's sovereignty and acknowledge the capacity of its judicial system.PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. made this remark after the ICC approved an investigation into the... Read More

PNP-IAS seeks dismissal of cop in P6.7-B shabu haul

MANILA – The Philippine National Police-Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) has recommended the dismissal from the service of a police sergeant who was arrested in an operation that yielded PHP6.7 billion worth of shabu in Manila in October last year.IAS Inspector General Alfegar Triambulo said... Read More

Only 11 ranking cops yet to submit courtesy resignation: PNP

MANILA – Only 11 senior police officials have yet to submit their courtesy resignation as part of the force's intensified internal cleansing measures, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said on Monday.Eight colonels and three brigadier generals have until Jan. 31 to... Read More

96 SPD substation chiefs, deputies negative for drug use

MANILA – Around 96 substation commanders of the Southern Police District (SPD) have tested negative for illegal drugs during a surprise drug test, SPD chief Brig. Gen. Kirby John Kraft said Friday.Kraft ordered the surprise drug test on Wednesday at the Multi-purpose Hall of the SPD... Read More

31 NCR cops on 'watchlist' negative in surprise drug test

MANILA – Thirty-one police officers who were earlier summoned by National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Maj. Gen. Jonnel Estomo over their alleged links to illegal drugs have tested negative for illegal drugs in a recent surprise test.In a statement on Wednesday, Estomo said 31... Read More

'Drug peddler' cop falls in Manila buy-bust

MANILA – Members of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) anti-narcotics unit have arrested a police officer in a buy-bust operation in Manila on Monday night.NCRPO chief, Maj. Gen. Jonnel Estomo, identified the suspect as Staff Sgt. Ed Dyson Banaag, assigned to the Philippine... Read More

PNP seizes over P70-M illegal drugs in first 2 weeks of 2023

MANILA – Police authorities seized more than PHP70 million worth of illegal drugs in the first two weeks of 2023, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said on Monday.“On our aggressive anti-illegal drugs campaign, during the opening weeks of 2023, from January... Read More

Erring cops told: Resignation doesn't mean you're off the hook

MANILA – Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benhur Abalos Jr. said Sunday that top police officials who will be allowed to resign after submitting courtesy resignations and those who opted to retire early would still be thoroughly investigated.“The process does... Read More

DILG won't reveal ranking cops with accepted resignations

MANILA – The names of police officials whose courtesy resignations would be accepted won't be made public, Department of the Interior Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. said on Friday.“There is no need. This is a radical move. Kamukha ng sinasabi ko (Like what I said... Read More

Claimant of P89.5-M shabu parcel nabbed in Las PiƱas

MANILA – Authorities have busted another big-time illegal drug shipment transported through a courier service following the arrest of the claimant of a package containing PHP89.5 million worth of shabu in Las Piñas City.In a statement Thursday, National Capital Region Police Office... Read More

'Resigned' PNP officials to undergo lifestyle check

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said police officials who have submitted their courtesy resignations will undergo a lifestyle check.Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Azurin said the measure is part of the investigation to be conducted by the five-man... Read More

467 BJMP personnel negative for drugs in surprise test

MANILA – Around 467 jail officers and officials at the national headquarters (NHQ) of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) have tested negative for illegal drugs during a surprise drug test.The test was done right after Monday's flag-raising rites at the BJMP-NHQ in Quezon City on... Read More

600 police officials tender courtesy resignation

MANILA – Some 600 ranking police officials have submitted their courtesy resignations, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said on Monday.In a press briefing, Azurin said more officials are signifying their commitment to heed the appeal of Interior and Local... Read More

Police cleansing earns support of local execs

MANILA – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benhur Abalos Jr. found another ally in his call to rid the Philippine National Police of scalawags, especially those involved in illegal drugs.The Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) said drug abuse is... Read More

P10-B illegal drugs seized in first 6 months of Marcos admin

MANILA – Some PHP10 billion worth of illegal drugs were seized across the country during the first six months of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. in office, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reported on Thursday.In a statement, Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr.... Read More

PNP colonels, generals asked to resign amid ninja cops resurgence

MANILA – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin ‘Benhur’ Abalos Jr. called on all colonels and generals of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to submit their courtesy resignation in a radical move to cleanse the institution of those linked to... Read More

P8.5-M party drugs seized in Laguna

MANILA – Authorities have arrested the recipient of a shipment containing PHP8.5 million worth of ecstasy tablets in a controlled delivery operation in the province of Laguna, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Friday.In a statement, PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said the suspect... Read More

PNP hails W. Visayas stakeholders for role in anti-drug drive

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr,. has hailed the strong partnership of the police force and communities in Western Visayas, particularly in combatting the illegal drug menace.Azurin made the remark as he joined the "Lakad Laban sa Droga" at the Iloilo... Read More

PDEA destroys P7.2-B illegal drugs in Cavite

MANILA – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday destroyed over PHP7.2 billion worth of various dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals (CPECs) at the Integrated Waste Management Inc. (IWMI) facility in Trece Martires City, Cavite.Destroyed were a total... Read More