Anti Drugs Campaign

600 police officials tender courtesy resignation

600 police officials tender courtesy resignation

January 9, 2023, 3:04 pm

MANILA – Some 600 ranking police officials have submitted their courtesy resignations, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said on Monday. In a press briefing, Azurin said more officials are signifying their commitment to heed the appeal of Interior and Local… Read More

Police cleansing earns support of local execs

Police cleansing earns support of local execs

January 8, 2023, 1:24 pm

MANILA – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benhur Abalos Jr. found another ally in his call to rid the Philippine National Police of scalawags, especially those involved in illegal drugs. The Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) said drug abuse is a… Read More

P10-B illegal drugs seized in first 6 months of Marcos admin

P10-B illegal drugs seized in first 6 months of Marcos admin

January 5, 2023, 6:29 pm

MANILA – Some PHP10 billion worth of illegal drugs were seized across the country during the first six months of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. in office, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reported on Thursday. In a statement, Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr.… Read More

PNP colonels, generals asked to resign amid ninja cops resurgence

PNP colonels, generals asked to resign amid ninja cops resurgence

January 4, 2023, 2:06 pm

MANILA – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin ‘Benhur’ Abalos Jr. called on all colonels and generals of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to submit their courtesy resignation in a radical move to cleanse the institution of those linked to illegal… Read More

P8.5-M party drugs seized in Laguna

P8.5-M party drugs seized in Laguna

December 23, 2022, 10:45 am

MANILA – Authorities have arrested the recipient of a shipment containing PHP8.5 million worth of ecstasy tablets in a controlled delivery operation in the province of Laguna, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Friday. In a statement, PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said the suspect… Read More

PNP hails W. Visayas stakeholders for role in anti-drug drive

PNP hails W. Visayas stakeholders for role in anti-drug drive

December 22, 2022, 10:02 am

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr,. has hailed the strong partnership of the police force and communities in Western Visayas, particularly in combatting the illegal drug menace. Azurin made the remark as he joined the "Lakad Laban sa Droga" at the Iloilo… Read More

PDEA destroys P7.2-B illegal drugs in Cavite

PDEA destroys P7.2-B illegal drugs in Cavite

December 20, 2022, 11:35 am

MANILA – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday destroyed over PHP7.2 billion worth of various dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals (CPECs) at the Integrated Waste Management Inc. (IWMI) facility in Trece Martires City, Cavite. Destroyed were a total… Read More

Cebu police seizes P13-M illegal drugs in 7 days

Cebu police seizes P13-M illegal drugs in 7 days

December 17, 2022, 11:22 am

MANILA – A week after an inter-agency task force for the island of Cebu was launched to lead the war on illegal drugs, operatives of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 (Central Visayas) seized nearly 2 kg. of suspected shabu and arrested more than 100 drug suspects in the province, its chief… Read More

Abalos nixes decriminalizing drug use

Abalos nixes decriminalizing drug use

December 15, 2022, 6:12 pm

MANILA – Interior Secretary Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos Jr. on Thursday said he is not in favor to the proposed decriminalization of drug use by some lawmakers and maintained that it would not help the government’s intensified campaign against illegal drugs. Abalos made the remarks following… Read More

Alba orders immediate relief of ‘narco cops’ in Central Visayas

Alba orders immediate relief of ‘narco cops’ in Central Visayas

December 14, 2022, 6:50 pm

MANILA – The chief of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has warned that any member of his unit proven involved in recycling illegal drugs will be relieved. Brig. Gen. Roderick Alba issued the statement on Wednesday following the arrest of the head of the Metro Manila… Read More

7-day 'one-time, big-time' ops yield P39.6-M illegal drugs in NCR

7-day 'one-time, big-time' ops yield P39.6-M illegal drugs in NCR

December 12, 2022, 5:12 pm

MANILA – Operatives of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) confiscated over PHP39 million worth of illegal drugs as a result of "one-time, big-time”'(OTBT) operations from Dec. 3 to 9. The NCRPO covers five districts -- the Manila Police District (MPD), Quezon City Police… Read More

PDEA-NCR chief sacked over Taguig district office drug bust

PDEA-NCR chief sacked over Taguig district office drug bust

December 12, 2022, 4:56 pm

MANILA – The regional director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the National Capital Region (NCR) has been relieved from his post following the buy-bust in Taguig City, where a ranking official and two agents were arrested. In a press briefing at Camp Bagong Diwa Monday, PDEA… Read More

PNP, PDEA seek thorough probe into drug ‘recycling’ issue

PNP, PDEA seek thorough probe into drug ‘recycling’ issue

December 8, 2022, 6:08 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday said it will conduct a deeper investigation into the possibility of a syndicate inside the police force and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) that are into recycling illegal drugs in connection to the arrest of the head of… Read More

Cops nab 3 PDEA operatives, cohort; seize P9.1-M shabu

Cops nab 3 PDEA operatives, cohort; seize P9.1-M shabu

December 7, 2022, 4:32 pm

MANILA – Police seized some PHP9.1 million worth of shabu in buy-busts and arrested an official of the Phillipine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), together with two agents and a driver in Taguig City, National Capital Regin Police Office (NCRPO) chief Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo said Wednesday.… Read More

QC cops nab 67 in 2-day anti-crime ops

QC cops nab 67 in 2-day anti-crime ops

December 6, 2022, 4:33 pm

MANILA – A total of 67 persons were arrested during the anti-illegal drugs and criminality operations in Quezon City from Dec. 4 to 5. In a statement Tuesday, Quezon City Police District (QCPD) chief, Brig. Gen. Nicolas Torre III, said 21 drug suspects were nabbed while PHP243,080 worth of shabu… Read More

3 suspects in cops' slay in Pampanga nabbed

3 suspects in cops' slay in Pampanga nabbed

December 4, 2022, 2:50 pm

MANILA– Three suspects who shot and killed two members of the Philippine National Police on Saturday in Mabalacat, Pampanga, were arrested during a pursuit operation. PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin identified the suspects as Jun Jun Espiritu Baluyut, 44; Aries Espiritu Bagsic, 40; and Leslie… Read More

Cops destroy P14.3-M marijuana in Cordillera

Cops destroy P14.3-M marijuana in Cordillera

December 1, 2022, 4:54 pm

MANILA – Law enforcers destroyed a total of PHP14.3 million worth of marijuana plants in 17 days of operations in different areas across the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). In a statement on Thursday, PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said a total of 19 police operations in coordination… Read More

100 C. Visayas barangays now drug-cleared

100 C. Visayas barangays now drug-cleared

November 30, 2022, 8:59 am

MANILA – The Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 (Central Visayas) reported that 100 more villages in the region have been declared as drug-cleared. In a statement sent to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday, PRO-7 director Brig. Gen. Roderick Augustus Alba said the figure consists of 47… Read More

7-day ops yield P21-M illegal drugs

7-day ops yield P21-M illegal drugs

November 28, 2022, 11:30 am

MANILA – Operatives of the Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) confiscated over PHP21 million worth of illegal drugs as a result of simultaneous anti-criminality law enforcement operations (SACLEO) from Nov. 21 to 27. In a statement Monday, PDEG chief Brig. Gen. Narciso… Read More

Thousands join simultaneous launch of new antidrug drive BIDA

Thousands join simultaneous launch of new antidrug drive BIDA

November 26, 2022, 9:09 pm

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday welcomed thousands who expressed their all-out support to the government’s new antidrugs campaign dubbed as "Buhay Ingatan, Droga’y Ayawan" (BIDA) during its nationwide simultaneous grand launching. The "BIDA"… Read More