Anti Drugs Campaign

DILG fun run seeks greater support for anti-drug advocacy

DILG fun run seeks greater support for anti-drug advocacy

February 16, 2023, 3:27 pm

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said its preparations are underway for the "Buhay Ingatan, Droga Ayawan (BIDA) Bayanihan ng Mamamayan Fun Run" at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Feb. 26 In a statement on Thursday, Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr.… Read More

2 Chinese nationals, cohort yield P6.8-M shabu in Taguig

2 Chinese nationals, cohort yield P6.8-M shabu in Taguig

February 14, 2023, 11:05 am

MANILA – Anti-narcotics operatives of the Southern Police District (SPD) have seized PHP6.8 million worth of shabu from two Chinese nationals and their female cohort in a sting operation in Taguig City on Monday night. In a report on Tuesday, SPD director, Brig. Gen. Kirby John Kraft, said… Read More

P521-M illegal drugs seized from Jan. 1 to Feb. 11: PNP

P521-M illegal drugs seized from Jan. 1 to Feb. 11: PNP

February 13, 2023, 1:41 pm

MANILA – Police officers have seized over PHP521 million worth of illegal drugs from Jan. 1 to Feb. 11, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. bared Monday. “Sustained interdiction operations are yielding positive results in the anti-illegal drugs campaign over the… Read More

5-member body convenes to vet top cops' possible drug links

5-member body convenes to vet top cops' possible drug links

February 13, 2023, 12:58 pm

MANILA – The five-member committee that will vet the courtesy resignations submitted by third-level police officers and look into their possible involvement in illegal drug activities will convene on Monday, according to Philippine National Police chief, Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. “After this… Read More

P183-M shabu found in abandoned car in Parañaque

P183-M shabu found in abandoned car in Parañaque

February 9, 2023, 11:31 am

MANILA – Police officers discovered 27 kilos of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of PHP183.6 million in an abandoned car in Parañaque City, the Southern Police District (SPD) reported on Thursday. Citing the report of the Parañaque City Police, SPD director Brig. Gen. Kirby John… Read More

Ex-CA justice completes body to check cops' possible drug links

Ex-CA justice completes body to check cops' possible drug links

February 7, 2023, 5:20 pm

MANILA – Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. on Tuesday revealed that retired Court of Appeals Justice Melchor Sadang would complete the five-member committee that will vet the courtesy resignations submitted by third level police officers and look into their possible involvement in illegal… Read More

QC cops nab 33 in 2-day anti-crime ops

QC cops nab 33 in 2-day anti-crime ops

February 5, 2023, 4:27 pm

MANILA – A total of 33 persons were arrested during anti-illegal drugs and criminality operations in Quezon City on Feb. 3 and 4. In a statement on Sunday, Quezon City Police District (QCPD) chief, Brig. Gen. Nicolas Torre III, said nine drug suspects were nabbed while PHP286,620 worth of shabu… Read More

Cops seize P460-M illegal drugs in January

Cops seize P460-M illegal drugs in January

February 2, 2023, 11:46 am

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

PNP to ICC: Respect PH sovereignty, justice system

January 30, 2023, 1:24 pm

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

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

January 25, 2023, 4:37 pm

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

Only 11 ranking cops yet to submit courtesy resignation: PNP

January 23, 2023, 2:00 pm

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

96 SPD substation chiefs, deputies negative for drug use

January 20, 2023, 1:20 pm

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

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

January 18, 2023, 6:07 pm

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 out… Read More

'Drug peddler' cop falls in Manila buy-bust

'Drug peddler' cop falls in Manila buy-bust

January 17, 2023, 1:52 pm

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

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

January 16, 2023, 4:41 pm

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 1- 14,… Read More

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

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

January 15, 2023, 12:59 pm

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 not… Read More

DILG won't reveal ranking cops with accepted resignations

DILG won't reveal ranking cops with accepted resignations

January 13, 2023, 3:52 pm

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 Piñas

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

January 12, 2023, 1:24 pm

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 (NCRPO)… Read More

'Resigned' PNP officials to undergo lifestyle check

'Resigned' PNP officials to undergo lifestyle check

January 11, 2023, 4:43 pm

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

467 BJMP personnel negative for drugs in surprise test

January 10, 2023, 9:15 am

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