Anti Drugs Campaign

2 suspects yield P10.8-M assorted illegal drugs in Pasay

2 suspects yield P10.8-M assorted illegal drugs in Pasay

July 12, 2024, 1:15 pm

MANILA – Two drug suspects yielded close to PHP11 million worth of illegal drugs in Pasay City early Friday. In a report, Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) chief Brig. Gen. Eleazar Matta said the suspects, Enrico Carlo Acacio, 23 and Crizalyn Mendoza, 29, were arrested in… Read More

2 nabbed, P10.2-M shabu seized in Quiapo buy-bust

2 nabbed, P10.2-M shabu seized in Quiapo buy-bust

July 10, 2024, 7:06 pm

MANILA – Agents of the Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) arrested two drug suspects and confiscated PHP10.2 million worth of shabu in a buy-bust operation in Quiapo, Manila Wednesday afternoon. In a report, PDEG chief Brig. Gen. Eleazar Matta said the suspects Lope Alvarez… Read More

3 arrested, P3-M shabu seized in Las Piñas sting operation

3 arrested, P3-M shabu seized in Las Piñas sting operation

July 7, 2024, 1:20 pm

MANILA – Agents of the Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) arrested three drug suspects during a sting operation in Las Piñas City on Saturday, leading to the confiscation of over PHP3 million worth of suspected shabu. PDEG chief Brig. Gen. Eleazar Matta said the suspects… Read More

2 high-value targets nabbed, P1.08-M shabu seized in Pampanga

2 high-value targets nabbed, P1.08-M shabu seized in Pampanga

July 4, 2024, 11:57 am

MANILA – Authorities arrested two high-value individuals (HVI) and seized over PHP1 million worth of shabu in a sting operation in Pampanga province on Wednesday night. In a statement on Thursday, Police Regional Office (PRO) 3 (Central Luzon) chief Brig. Gen. Jose Hidalgo said the suspects,… Read More

Man yields P1.2-M kush, ecstasy in Pasay buy-bust

Man yields P1.2-M kush, ecstasy in Pasay buy-bust

July 3, 2024, 3:33 pm

MANILA – Operatives of the Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) seized more than PHP1.2 million worth of kush (high-grade marijuana) and ecstasy in a buy-bust in Pasay City on Wednesday. In a report, PDEG chief Brig. Gen. Eleazar Matta said Mark Cedrick Nicolas, 26, was… Read More

Cops 'planting' evidence in Iloilo buy-bust under probe

Cops 'planting' evidence in Iloilo buy-bust under probe

July 2, 2024, 2:50 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday said it is now investigating allegations of evidence planting by police officers during an anti-drug operation in Iloilo province. The operation, which was caught on video, took place in Barangay Poblacion in the town of Dueñas at noon on… Read More

DILG: Cops seize P13.6-B illegal drugs from Jan. 1 to June 21

DILG: Cops seize P13.6-B illegal drugs from Jan. 1 to June 21

June 24, 2024, 3:41 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has confiscated a total of PHP13.6 billion worth of illegal drugs from Jan. 1 to June 21 this year, Interior and Local Government Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. said on Monday. In a press briefing in Camp Crame, Quezon City, Abalos said the amount of… Read More

Cop arrested in Parañaque drug bust

Cop arrested in Parañaque drug bust

June 16, 2024, 11:53 am

MANILA – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) operatives on Sunday arrested a cop in a drug buy-bust operation in Parañaque City. NCRPO Director Maj. Gen. Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr. identified the suspect as Cpl. Neil Bagunu, 31, presently assigned at the National Police Training… Read More

2 Pakistanis yield P235-M ketamine in Manila buy-bust

2 Pakistanis yield P235-M ketamine in Manila buy-bust

June 7, 2024, 1:19 pm

MANILA – Operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP)-Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) seized PHP235 million worth of ketamine from two Pakistani nationals in a buy-bust in Manila on Thursday night. In a report obtained on Friday, PDEG chief Brig. Gen. Eleazar Matta identified the suspects --… Read More

SAF commando axed after testing positive for drug use

SAF commando axed after testing positive for drug use

June 7, 2024, 10:22 am

MANILA – A member of the Philippine National Police - Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) has been relieved of his post after testing positive for illegal drugs. In a message to reporters on Friday, SAF Director, Brig. Gen. Mark Pespes, said the officer, with the rank of patrolman, was the only one… Read More

PDEA destroys P9.1-B seized illegal drugs in Cavite

PDEA destroys P9.1-B seized illegal drugs in Cavite

June 6, 2024, 11:38 am Updated on June 6, 2024, 1:38 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Thursday destroyed PHP9.1 billion worth of dangerous drugs and controlled precursors and essential chemicals (CPECs) at the Integrated Waste Management Inc. (IWMI) in Barangay Aguado, Trece Martires City, Cavite. In a statement, the… Read More

PNP anti-drug group seizes P795-M narcotics in May

PNP anti-drug group seizes P795-M narcotics in May

June 3, 2024, 12:37 pm

MANILA – Operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) - Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) confiscated illegal drugs valued at more than PHP795 million in May. In a statement on Monday, PDEG chief Brig. Gen. Eleazar Matta said these illegal drugs were seized in 81 intelligence-driven… Read More

PNP: Relief from post part of probe into allegations vs. cops

PNP: Relief from post part of probe into allegations vs. cops

May 27, 2024, 6:24 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday maintained that the relief of police officers from their posts is normal when there is an investigation into their alleged involvement in illegal activities. PNP spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo issued the reaction after Davao City Mayor… Read More

PDEA warns vs. consumption, sale of 'magic mushrooms'

PDEA warns vs. consumption, sale of 'magic mushrooms'

May 24, 2024, 2:47 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Friday cautioned the public against the use, sale, distribution and cultivation of “magic mushrooms” which contain a substance prohibited by Philippine laws. In a statement, PDEA said these products contain psilocybin or commonly… Read More

DILG chief: Canadian suspect 'major player' in P9.6-B shabu haul

DILG chief: Canadian suspect 'major player' in P9.6-B shabu haul

May 20, 2024, 3:26 pm

MANILA – The government is getting closer to unmasking those behind the PHP9.6 billion shabu shipment intercepted in Alitagtag, Batangas last month following the arrest of Canadian Thomas Gordon O’ Quinn, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. said… Read More

Canadian tagged in P9.6-B Batangas shabu haul falls in Cavite

Canadian tagged in P9.6-B Batangas shabu haul falls in Cavite

May 17, 2024, 3:44 pm

MANILA – Authorities arrested a Canadian national allegedly linked to the PHP9.68 billion shabu shipment intercepted on April 15 at a checkpoint in Batangas province. In a report released Friday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said the suspect Thomas Gordon O'Quinn, also known as James… Read More

Metro Manila cops seize nearly P86-M illegal drugs in 2-day ops

Metro Manila cops seize nearly P86-M illegal drugs in 2-day ops

May 17, 2024, 10:58 am Updated on May 17, 2024, 11:52 am

MANILA – Police officers in Metro Manila seized PHP85.8 million worth of illegal drugs in two-day operations, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Maj. Gen. Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr. said on Friday. Citing the latest data, Nartatez said this is equivalent to 12.6 kg. of shabu and… Read More

Law enforcers destroy P862-M marijuana in 9-day ops in Kalinga

Law enforcers destroy P862-M marijuana in 9-day ops in Kalinga

May 8, 2024, 2:33 pm

MANILA – Police officers destroyed nearly PHP862 million worth of marijuana plants in a nine-day crackdown in the province of Kalinga, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Wednesday. In a statement, PNP Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) chief Brig. Gen. Eleazar Matta, said operatives of the… Read More

Cops uproot P24-M marijuana plants in Kalinga

Cops uproot P24-M marijuana plants in Kalinga

May 6, 2024, 4:32 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) destroyed PHP24 million worth of marijuana plants in single-day eradication operations in Kalinga province. In a statement on Monday, PDEG chief Brig. Gen. Eleazar Matta said law enforcers uprooted 120,000 pieces of fully… Read More

Owners of 2 SUVs linked to P9.68-B Batangas drug haul identified

Owners of 2 SUVs linked to P9.68-B Batangas drug haul identified

April 26, 2024, 4:06 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has already identified the owners of the two sports utility vehicles found abandoned in San Luis, Pampanga on Sunday, which are possibly connected to the PHP9.68-billion shabu haul in Batangas on April 15. However, PNP spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo… Read More