Anti Drugs Campaign

Cops seize, destroy P95-M marijuana in 3 provinces

MANILA – Policemen have seized and destroyed over PHP95 million worth of marijuana plants in a series of operations in the provinces of Lanao del Sur, Rizal, and Kalinga on Monday.In a statement Tuesday, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said members of the PNP... Read More

PDEA working hard to improve conviction rate of drug cases

MANILA – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Friday vowed to explore further measures to increase the agency’s conviction rate against drug personalities.“To be frank, what I really want is a 100 percent conviction rate for all drug cases filed, but this only happens... Read More

11 nabbed, P16-M illegal drugs seized in separate ops

MANILA – Authorities seized PHP16.3 million worth of illegal drugs from 11 suspects in separate police operations in the provinces of Kalinga and Bulacan and Davao City, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported on Sunday.Salang-oy Alunday, 31, was intercepted at a checkpoint of the Tabuk... Read More

3 high-value targets yield P5.4-M shabu in Pasig buy-bust

MANILA – Authorities arrested three high-value targets (HVTs) drug suspects and seized some PHP5.4 million worth of shabu from them in a buy-bust operation in Pasig City, National Capital Regional Office (NCRPO) chief Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo said on Sunday.Estomo identified the suspects as... Read More

QC buy-bust nets P173.4-M shabu

MANILA – Members of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) seized about 25.5 kg. of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of PHP173.4 million during a buy-bust on Wednesday.National Capital Region Police Office Chief, Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo, said 36-year-old suspect Rodgene Umali... Read More

PNP nets P5.8-B illegal drugs from July 1 to Aug. 20

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has confiscated around PHP5.8 billion worth of various illegal drugs in operations by its Drug Enforcement Group (DEG) from July 1 to Aug. 20.“From July 1 to August 20, 2022, the PNP, mainly through the efforts of the PNP Drug Enforcement... Read More

P25-M shabu seized in C. Visayas in 2 days: PNP

MANILA – Police officers have seized around PHP25.4 million worth of illegal drugs during a recent two-day Synchronized Enhanced Managing Police Operations (SEMPO) in Central Visayas.“SEMPO is a well-coordinated series of operations aimed at maximizing police capabilities directing... Read More

P15-M illegal drugs seized in 2-day ops: PNP

MANILA – Operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) confiscated PHP15 million worth of illegal drugs in three separate anti-illegal drug operations from Aug. 13 to 14, PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said Monday.In an operation in Toledo City, Cebu, police arrested drug suspect Raffy... Read More

2 nabbed, P272-M shabu seized in La Union

MANILA – Anti-narcotics operatives arrested two suspects and seized about PHP272 million worth of suspected shabu in a buy-bust in La Union on Friday.Based on the initial report from the La Union Provincial Police Office, the suspects, John Paun Rupuesto, 18, and Romel Layse, 38, were arrested... Read More

More than half of BJMP jails now 'drug-free': spox

MANILA – At least 262 out of the total 477 jail facilities managed by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) are "drug-free", its spokesperson said on Thursday.In a Laging Handa briefing, Jail Supt. Xavier Solda said another 40 jail facilities are "drug-cleared"."Ito po ‘yung... Read More

High-value target yields P421-K shabu in Las Piñas

MANILA – Anti-narcotics operatives of the Las Piñas City Police Station have seized PHP421,600 worth of shabu from a high-value individual on Wednesday night, as part of the stiff anti-drug campaign under the administration of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.In a report... Read More

Anti-narcotics drive to be compliant with law: Palace

MANILA – The administration of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. will adhere to the rule of law while sustaining the fight against illegal drugs, Malacañang said Thursday."Tuloy po ang campaign laban sa illegal na droga (The campaign against illegal drugs continues)," Press... Read More

Couple yields nearly P88-M assorted illegal drugs in Quezon City

MANILA – Anti-narcotics operatives of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) confiscated some PHP87.9 million worth of assorted illegal drugs from a couple in an operation early Wednesday.In a statement, National Capital Region Police Office chief Maj. Gen. Felipe Natividad said members of the... Read More

P904-M illegal drugs seized in PBBM's 1st month in office: PNP

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has seized a total of PHP904.85 million worth of illegal drugs in 4,650 operations in July alone, highlighting the government's stiff anti-illegal drug campaign on the first month of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s term.Based on data... Read More

Cop, cohort yield P3.4-M shabu in Caloocan buy-bust

MANILA – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested two suspected drug pushers, including a police officer, and seized PHP3.4 million worth of shabu in Caloocan City, as part of the strengthened anti-drug campaign of the administration of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.In... Read More

NCRPO nets nearly P1.3-B illegal drugs from March to July

MANILA – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has confiscated nearly PHP1.3 billion worth of various illegal drugs in a series of operations from March to July this year.The NCRPO covers five districts -- the Manila, Quezon City Northern, Southern, and Eastern police... Read More

PNP chief seeks sanctions vs. vessels involved in drug transport

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. wants sanctions for vessels found to be involved in the transport of illegal drugs into the country.Azurin made the remark as he stressed that the majority of narcotics enter the Philippines by sea.“We need to... Read More

Drug war deaths already getting speedy probe: Palace

MANILA – The numerous cases of killings linked to the previous administration’s drug war are already being speedily investigated by the government, Malacañang said Tuesday.The Palace made the statement after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday ruled out the Philippines... Read More

P408-M shabu seized in Pampanga buy-bust

MANILA – Authorities seized some PHP408 million worth of shabu in a buy-bust operation in Pampanga on Thursday afternoon.In a report, Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) director Brig. Gen. Randy Peralta said suspect Hernani Cosumo, 31, was arrested during the operation... Read More

PBBM’s drug war: Shifting focus but no softening

MANILA – Before handing over the presidency to Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., former president Rodrigo Duterte has a clear wish for the new leader -- to continue the government’s no-nonsense anti-drug campaign.In an earlier interview, Marcos said Duterte advised him to... Read More