Anti Drugs Campaign

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

Ex-PDEG chief, 46 others charged over shabu haul: PNP official

Ex-PDEG chief, 46 others charged over shabu haul: PNP official

April 15, 2023, 3:01 pm

MANILA – Forty-seven personnel of the Philippine National Police - Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG), including a former chief, were found to have criminal and administrative liability in the massive cover-up involving PHP6.7 billion worth of confiscated shabu in Manila last year, a police official… Read More

High-value drug suspect yields P6.8-M shabu in Taguig buy-bust

High-value drug suspect yields P6.8-M shabu in Taguig buy-bust

April 13, 2023, 1:00 pm

MANILA – A high-value drug suspect yielded PHP6.8 million worth of shabu in an operation in Taguig City, Southern Police District (SPD) director Brig. Gen. Kirby John Kraft said on Thursday. In a statement, Kraft identified the suspect as Jun Mark “Boy” Salonga, 43, a resident of Pateros,… Read More

2 PDEG officials file leave of absence over P6.7-B shabu haul

2 PDEG officials file leave of absence over P6.7-B shabu haul

April 12, 2023, 6:19 pm

MANILA – Two police officers from Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) have so far filed for a leave of absence pending investigation of the case of a police sergeant who yielded 990 kilograms of shabu worth PHP6.7 billion in an operation in Manila last year. Speaking to… Read More

PNP backs call for cops’ leave of absence over P6.7-M shabu haul

PNP backs call for cops’ leave of absence over P6.7-M shabu haul

April 11, 2023, 2:58 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday supported the call of Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. for police officers involved in the arrest of a police sergeant who yielded 990 kilograms of shabu worth PHP6.7 billion to take a leave of absence pending investigation of the… Read More

Abalos identifies PNP members linked to P6.7-B shabu haul

Abalos identifies PNP members linked to P6.7-B shabu haul

April 10, 2023, 10:15 pm Updated on April 11, 2023, 2:35 pm

MANILA – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. has identified the Philippine National Police (PNP) officers seen in video footage of a drug raid that led to the confiscation of 990 kilos of shabu worth PHP6.7 billion in Manila last year. In a press… Read More

DILG chief: Heads will roll over P6.7-B 'shabu' haul

DILG chief: Heads will roll over P6.7-B 'shabu' haul

April 5, 2023, 4:57 pm

MANILA – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. on Wednesday assured that those responsible for sneaking into the country the PHP6.7 billion suspected shabu that was seized in Manila last year would be identified and punished. In a press briefing at… Read More

Chinese nabbed, P4-B 'shabu' seized in Baguio City

Chinese nabbed, P4-B 'shabu' seized in Baguio City

March 29, 2023, 8:14 pm

MANILA – Joint operatives of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) seized 575 kg. of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of PHP4 billion and arrested a Chinese national in Baguio City on Wednesday morning. In a message sent… Read More

Anti-drug cop in P6.7-B shabu haul axed from service

Anti-drug cop in P6.7-B shabu haul axed from service

March 21, 2023, 5:40 pm

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. has approved the dismissal from the service of the police sergeant who was arrested in an operation that yielded PHP6.7 billion worth of shabu in Manila in October last year. PNP spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo confirmed on… Read More

PNP anti-drug group seizes P7.8-M narcotics in 7-day ops

PNP anti-drug group seizes P7.8-M narcotics in 7-day ops

March 20, 2023, 2:06 pm

MANILA – Operatives of the Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) has confiscated over PHP7.8 million worth of illegal drugs as a result of simultaneous anti-criminality law enforcement operations (SACLEO) from March 13 to 19. In a statement Monday, PDEG chief, Brig. Gen.… Read More