Anti Drugs Campaign

Abandoned parcel from S. Africa with P46-M shabu seized at NAIA

Abandoned parcel from S. Africa with P46-M shabu seized at NAIA

August 2 2023, 5:33 pm

MANILA – Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) intercepted a parcel containing some PHP45.9 million worth of illegal drugs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) complex in Pasay City. Based on its initial report, the PDEA said its operatives together with… Read More

PNP implements order on resignation of 18 ranking cops

PNP implements order on resignation of 18 ranking cops

July 31 2023, 3:37 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has implemented the courtesy resignations of 18 senior police officials after these were accepted by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. for their alleged involvement in illegal drugs. “We have implemented the order or the acceptance so we issued the… Read More

DILG's flagship anti-drug drive bags award in Singapore

DILG's flagship anti-drug drive bags award in Singapore

July 31 2023, 1:30 pm

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG)'s "Buhay Ingatan, Droga’y Ayawan" (BIDA) Program bagged the international Government Media Awards for the National Social Welfare Initiative of the Year category in Singapore. DILG Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. virtually… Read More

P21.7-B narcotics seized since start of Marcos admin: PDEA

P21.7-B narcotics seized since start of Marcos admin: PDEA

July 3 2023, 1:57 pm

MANILA – Authorities have seized PHP21.72 billion worth of narcotics across the country since the start of the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. The agency made the announcement during the celebration of its 21st anniversary at its national headquarters in Barangay Pinyahan,… Read More

Canadian traveler caught with P48.6-M shabu at NAIA

Canadian traveler caught with P48.6-M shabu at NAIA

June 29 2023, 6:24 pm

MANILA – A 64-year-old Canadian national was arrested for allegedly trying to slip in illegal drugs worth PHP48.6 million at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Based on a report from the Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement… Read More

Abalos cites DILG-12's anti-drug info drive at GenSan airport

Abalos cites DILG-12's anti-drug info drive at GenSan airport

June 29 2023, 5:46 pm

MANILA – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin ‘Benhur’ Abalos Jr. has cited the anti-drug advocacy information campaign placed at the departure area of the General Santos City International Airport as something worth emulating by other local government… Read More

Numbers ‘prove’ PNP efficient in battling crimes

Numbers ‘prove’ PNP efficient in battling crimes

June 14 2023, 3:13 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday touted its accomplishments in battling crime and illegal drugs, stressing that these numbers show that the organization is efficient and functional in performing its mandate. PNP public information chief Brig. Gen. Redrico Maranan issued… Read More

Criminal raps filed vs. 50 cops in P6.7-B shabu haul

Criminal raps filed vs. 50 cops in P6.7-B shabu haul

June 13 2023, 9:54 pm

MANILA – Criminal cases have been filed against 50 police officers before the Office of the Ombudsman for their involvement in the alleged cover-up in the PHP6.7-billion drug bust in October last year, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. said on… Read More

QCPD anti-crime drive nets 28 drug suspects, wanted persons

QCPD anti-crime drive nets 28 drug suspects, wanted persons

June 8 2023, 2:54 pm

MANILA – A total of 28 persons were arrested during anti-illegal drugs and criminality operations in Quezon City in the past 24 hours. In a statement on Thursday, Brig. Gen. Nicolas Torre III, Quezon City Police District (QCPD) chief, said 14 drug suspects were nabbed while PHP134,640 worth of… Read More

Liberian traveler caught with P55-M shabu at NAIA

Liberian traveler caught with P55-M shabu at NAIA

June 6 2023, 10:10 am Updated on June 6, 2023, 3:05 pm

MANILA – A 34-year-old Liberian national was arrested for allegedly trying to slip in illegal drugs worth PHP55.3 million at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) said on Tuesday. PDEG chief Brig. Gen. Faro Antonio Olaguera… Read More

17 PNP anti-drug units to stay; tight vetting of cops ‘a must’

17 PNP anti-drug units to stay; tight vetting of cops ‘a must’

May 29 2023, 3:58 pm

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda on Monday said anti-drug units across the country will continue to be operational as he reiterated the need for a strict vetting of personnel assigned to these offices. Speaking to reporters in Camp Crame, Quezon City, the… Read More

Caloocan buy-bust nets P25.8-M shabu, 2 suspects

Caloocan buy-bust nets P25.8-M shabu, 2 suspects

May 28 2023, 12:17 pm

MANILA – Agents of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) seized PHP25.8 million worth of shabu from two high-value targets in a buy-bust in Caloocan City over the weekend. In a report on Sunday, NCRPO chief Maj. Gen. Edgar Alan Okubo said suspects Edgardo Vargas, 42 and Lenard… Read More

Fire volunteer yields P23-M ‘shabu’ in Parañaque buy-bust

Fire volunteer yields P23-M ‘shabu’ in Parañaque buy-bust

May 27 2023, 12:34 pm

MANILA – Police arrested a 41-year-old fire volunteer after he yielded suspected shabu with an estimated street value of PHP23.4 million during a drug sting in Parañaque City at dawn Saturday. Suspect Jonnie Romo was arrested during a buy-bust operation along Balimbing Street, Phase 3, Olivarez… Read More

430 village execs on PNP narco watchlist ahead of BSKE

430 village execs on PNP narco watchlist ahead of BSKE

May 25 2023, 5:37 pm

MANILA – Around 430 barangay officials allegedly involved in illegal drugs are now under monitoring by the Philippine National Police (PNP), its chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda said on Thursday. Acorda said some of these barangay officials are included in the PNP’s list of high-value individuals… Read More

DILG partners with private sector to promote drug-free workplaces

DILG partners with private sector to promote drug-free workplaces

May 25 2023, 5:25 pm

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has joined forces with the private sector in promoting drug-free workplaces in business establishments. The agency together with 100 private companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Thursday for the implementation… Read More

PNP vows due benefits for kin of slain cop in Bataan buy-bust

PNP vows due benefits for kin of slain cop in Bataan buy-bust

May 24 2023, 4:45 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has assured the family of the police officer who was killed in the line of duty while taking part in a high-risk law enforcement operation in Orion, Bataan that they would be properly and justly compensated for their loss. PNP public information… Read More

Consignee of P12.24-M shabu nabbed in Mandaluyong

Consignee of P12.24-M shabu nabbed in Mandaluyong

May 12 2023, 9:15 pm

MANILA - Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives have apprehended the claimant of a shipment containing shabu worth PHP12.24 million in Mandaluyong City. The PDEA identified the arrested consignee as Kyle Puna Sanchez whose real identity is Joel Mariano Reyes, 42, who was nabbed by… Read More

PNP tightens vetting of cops assigned to anti-drug units

PNP tightens vetting of cops assigned to anti-drug units

May 11 2023, 3:21 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday said it is tightly screening police officers to be assigned to anti-narcotics units to ensure that they have a clean background. PNP spokesperson, Col. Jean Fajardo, said policemen will undergo "proper vetting" before they will be… Read More

4 ranking cops to face raps over alleged drug links - DILG

4 ranking cops to face raps over alleged drug links - DILG

May 8 2023, 6:25 pm

MANILA – The advisory group that screened ranking officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has recommended the filing of administrative and criminal charges against four senior police officials for their alleged links to illegal drugs, Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. said Monday.… Read More

DILG: Anti-drug abuse councils to undergo performance audit

DILG: Anti-drug abuse councils to undergo performance audit

May 8 2023, 11:26 am

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will conduct an annual performance audit of Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (ADACs) of localities to ensure that these are actively participating in the anti-drug campaign. “The war on drugs is everyone’s business. Hindi lamang ito… Read More