Anti Drugs Campaign

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

DILG’s BIDA program gets boost with USAID support

DILG’s BIDA program gets boost with USAID support

May 3, 2023, 6:12 pm

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday signed an agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that would strengthen the country’s community-based drug rehabilitation (CBDR). The agreement aims to boost the DILG’s… Read More

PNP internal cleansing ‘casualties’ out this week - Abalos

PNP internal cleansing ‘casualties’ out this week - Abalos

May 3, 2023, 6:08 pm

MANILA – The results of the screening by the five-member advisory group of the courtesy resignations of third-level police officials would be announced in two days, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. said Wednesday. Abalos made the clarification… Read More

PDEA destroys P4 billion worth of seized drugs, chemicals

PDEA destroys P4 billion worth of seized drugs, chemicals

April 27, 2023, 11:46 am

MANILA – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Thursday destroyed more than 720 kilograms of dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals (CPECs) worth PHP4.1 billion at the Integrated Waste Management, Inc. (IWMI) facility in Trece Martires City, Cavite. According… Read More

PNP: P6B worth of illegal drugs seized since January

PNP: P6B worth of illegal drugs seized since January

April 26, 2023, 6:15 pm

MANILA – Operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) seized closed PHP6 billion worth of illegal drugs in the first four months of 2023, Public Information Office (PIO) chief Col. Redrico Maranan said on Wednesday. “Simula nung January hanggang April 22 ay halos PHP6 billion na droga… Read More

36 PNP colonels, generals need to undergo ‘further scrutiny’

36 PNP colonels, generals need to undergo ‘further scrutiny’

April 25, 2023, 6:19 pm

MANILA – The five-man advisory group tasked to look into the records and documents of 953 police officers in the service has asked the National Police Commission (Napolcom) to subject the 36 senior police officers to another round of vetting. PNP spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo said on Tuesday… Read More

Weeklong PDEG ops net P10.4-M shabu, marijuana

Weeklong PDEG ops net P10.4-M shabu, marijuana

April 24, 2023, 2:57 pm

MANILA – Operatives of the Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) confiscated over PHP10.3 million worth of illegal drugs as a result of simultaneous anti-criminality law enforcement operations (SACLEO) from April 18 to 23. In a statement Monday, PDEG chief Brig. Gen. Faro… Read More

Final draft on PNP execs’ resignation to be submitted Thursday

Final draft on PNP execs’ resignation to be submitted Thursday

April 18, 2023, 5:54 pm

MANILA – Outgoing Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said the final draft on the screening of third-level officials for their possible involvement in illegal drugs will be submitted to the National Police Commission (Napolcom) on Thursday. Azurin, who is a member of… Read More

Azurin ‘breaks silence’ on shabu haul cover-up controversy

Azurin ‘breaks silence’ on shabu haul cover-up controversy

April 17, 2023, 8:24 pm

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Rodolfo Azurin Jr. on Monday denied recent reports that there is alleged cover-up in the arrest of a police sergeant who yielded 990 kilograms of shabu worth PHP6.7 billion. Azurin, in a press conference in Camp Crame, said he ordered the creation… Read More

DILG, PBA partner against illegal drugs

DILG, PBA partner against illegal drugs

April 17, 2023, 2:45 pm

MANILA – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos Jr. said they will be utilizing the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) in the ongoing campaign against illegal drugs. This was made possible under the DILG's Buhay Ingatan, Droga’y… Read More