Anti Drugs Campaign

DILG launches whole-of-nation approach vs. illegal drugs

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday launched a program aimed at implementing a whole-of-nation approach to eliminate illegal drugs in the country.In a statement, Interior Secretary Benjamin “Benhur” C. Abalos, Jr. said the campaign, dubbed... Read More

P3.4-M marijuana destroyed, P1-M shabu seized

MANILA – Law enforcement authorities scored anew in the fight against illegal drugs with the destruction of PHP3.4 million worth of marijuana plants and PHP1 million worth of shabu seized during separate operations across the country on Thursday.In a statement Friday, Philippine National... Read More

Nigerian, 7 others yield P8.9-M illegal drugs in separate ops

MANILA – Anti-narcotics operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) seized close to PHP8.9 million worth of illegal drugs from eight drug suspects, including a Nigerian national, in separate buy-busts in the provinces of Cebu, Negros Occidental, and Metro Manila.In a report, Southern... Read More

PBBM’s 1st 100 days: Less bloody, more holistic drug war

MANILA – As President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. took over the helm of the country, he also took over the responsibility of ensuring peace and order which is vital in making the country conducive for businesses and investments both local and foreign.Efforts to achieve this vision include curbing, if... Read More

NCRPO chief lauds arrest of dismissed cop, 2 other fugitives

MANILA – National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo on Monday lauded police officers in the region for the arrest of a high-value drug suspect and two other fugitives, including a dismissed policeman.Based on the report by Southern Police District (SPD)... Read More

PNP backs drug test for TV, movie talents before taking projects

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday welcomed a lawmaker's call for mandatory drug tests on celebrities and other talents before appearing in entertainment projects.In a press briefing at Camp Crame in Quezon City, PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. called on major television... Read More

Former female cop busted in CamSur drug sting

MANILA – Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) anti-scalawag unit have arrested a former female police officer during anti-illegal drug operations in Camarines Sur, a police official said on Sunday.In a statement, Brig. Gen. Warren De Leon, chief of the Integrity Monitoring and... Read More

QC cops nab Top 2 drug suspect, 44 others

MANILA – A total of 18 drug suspects, including the No. 2 most wanted target, were arrested in separate anti-illegal drugs operations in Quezon City.Quezon City Police District chief Brig. Gen. Nicolas Torre III said seized from the suspects were PHP289,000 worth of illegal drugs.Torre said... Read More

Gifts, stuffed toys from London yield P8-M shabu; 2 nabbed: BOC

MANILA – Authorities have arrested two recipients of a shipment containing 1.14 kilograms of shabu with an estimated street value of PHP7.87 million in a controlled delivery operation in Bacoor City, Cavite on Tuesday.In a statement Wednesday, the Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Clark said the... Read More

American traveler caught with P19.6M cocaine at NAIA

MANILA – A 75-year-old American man was arrested for allegedly trying to slip in illegal drugs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), thePhilippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said on Wednesday.Based on its initial report, the agency said the suspect Stephen Joseph Szuhar, a... Read More

PNP to adopt more holistic anti-drug approach

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday said it is taking a more holistic approach to its illegal drugs campaign as ordered by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.Marcos earlier said he will continue the law enforcement approach of the past administration of former President... Read More

No drugs found in Baguio City jail inspection

BAGUIO CITY – Authorities did not find illegal drugs during greyhound and search operations among inmates at the Baguio City Jail Male Dormitory (BCJMD) on Tuesday.Charlton John Carame, Investigation Agent V of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Cordillera, said the more than... Read More

5 suspects yield nearly P13-M shabu in Cavite, Rizal

MANILA – Anti-narcotics operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) seized close to PHP13 million worth of shabu from five drug suspects in separate buy-busts in the provinces of Rizal and Cavite on Monday.In a statement on Tuesday, PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin said Diadema Bababsa,... Read More

Anti-scalawag unit nabs fugitive ex-cop in QC

MANILA – Members of the anti-scalawag unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP) have arrested a dismissed police officer wanted for drug cases in Quezon City.In a statement Thursday, Brig. Gen. Warren De Leon, chief of the Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG), identified the... Read More

PNP working with LGUs in 'cleansing' of marijuana fields

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday said its main anti-drug unit is working with local government units in stemming the propagation of marijuana plantations in their areas.In a statement, Brig. Gen. Narciso Domingo, chief of the PNP Drug Enforcement Group, said they are... Read More

Cop, 2 cohorts yield P30-K shabu in Tuguegarao buy-bust

MANILA – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested three suspected drug pushers, including a police officer, and seized close to PHP30,000 worth of shabu in Cagayan as part of the strengthened anti-drug campaign of the administration of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.In... Read More

BOC nabs recipient of high-grade marijuana package in Malabon

MANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) – Port of Clark arrested the claimant of a parcel containing 35 grams of kush or high-grade marijuana in Malabon City on Tuesday.In a statement Wednesday, the bureau said the suspect, who was not identified, was arrested in controlled delivery... Read More

Anti-narcotics drive focuses on rehabilitation: PBBM

MANILA – The current administration is taking a new approach when it comes to handling the rampant narcotics trade, President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said, emphasizing the need to focus on the treatment and rehabilitation of drug users."The war on drugs will continue but we have to do... Read More

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