Anti Drugs Campaign

Over 400 more barangays cleared of illegal drugs: PDEA

MANILA – The Duterte administration’s massive campaign against illegal drugs continues to gain success after more than 400 barangays have been cleared of illegal drugs in the last two months.Based on the latest Real Numbers data released by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)... Read More

Claimant of P8.5-M party drugs from Belgium nabbed in Las Piñas

MANILA – Authorities have arrested the claimant of close to 5,000 pieces of ecstasy tablets worth PHP8.5 million in Las Piñas City on Tuesday, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) reported on Wednesday.In a statement, BOC-Port of Clark District Collector Alexandra Lumontad said the claimant was... Read More

16 more Pangasinan barangays declared drug-cleared

DAGUPAN CITY – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has declared 16 barangays from the towns of Umingan, Sual, and San Fabian, and this city as drug-cleared following a series of evaluations and monitoring.In a phone interview on Monday, PDEA Pangasinan provincial officer Rechie... Read More

2 high-value suspects yield P340-K shabu in Pangasinan

DAGUPAN CITY – The Dagupan City Police Station (DCPS), in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Pangasinan, seized PHP340,000 worth of suspected shabu from two regional high-value targets (HVTs) in a buy-bust operation here.In an interview on Monday, DPCS deputy chief, Maj.... Read More

Lapu-Lapu City taps PDEA, church group for drug offenders’ rehab

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – The city government here will partner with the anti-drug agency and a Christian organization in setting up a rehabilitation program for small-time drug offenders, an official said on Wednesday.Garry Lao, executive director of the City of Lapu-Lapu Office for Substance... Read More

2 suspects nabbed, P13.7-M shabu seized in Cebu City buy-bust

CEBU CITY – The top police official here on Monday renewed his stern warning to drug syndicates operating in the capital city of being killed or thrown in jail if they would not stop their illegal activities.This, as two drug suspects yielded a total of PHP13.7-million worth of illegal drugs... Read More

Caloocan buy-bust nets P102-M shabu

MANILA – Police and anti-narcotics agents arrested a drug suspect and seized PHP102 million worth of shabu in a buy-bust operation in Caloocan City early Monday.Brig. Gen. Remus Medina, chief of the Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG), said suspect Randy Rafael, 42,... Read More

P13.6M shabu in Chinese tea bags seized in Bulacan

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan – Law enforcers seized PHP13.6 million worth of shabu from a tricycle driver in a buy-bust in Barangay Tikay, in this city on Friday.Col. Manuel M. Lukban, acting provincial director of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office, identified the suspect as Abubakar Sandigan... Read More

Carlos wants 'clean slate' in sustaining anti-drug campaign

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Dionardo Carlos, on Friday said he wants to sustain the momentum of the government's anti-illegal drugs campaign with a clean slate.“We want to re-start the campaign with a clean slate by ensuring that the mistakes of the past will... Read More

2 high-value drug suspects yield P54.7-M shabu in Caloocan

MANILA – Operatives of the Northern Police District (NPD) nabbed two high-value drug suspects and seized PHP54.7 million worth of shabu in a buy-bust in Caloocan City on Friday.In a statement, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, Maj. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. said the suspects... Read More

Police units open to voluntary drug tests for local poll bets

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday said local police offices would welcome candidates vying for local posts in next year's polls who want to undergo drug tests.“We are also checking on the different police stations and units if there are local candidates who are... Read More

2 nabbed, P54-M shabu seized in Taguig buy-bust

MANILA – Members of the Southern Police District (SPD) seized PHP54 million worth of shabu and arrested two suspects in a buy-bust in Taguig City on Thursday night.In a report, SPD director, Brig. Gen. Jimili Macaraeg identified the suspects as Marisa Asi, 34; and Muslimin Kamid, 32, both of... Read More

ICC deferment won't affect local drug war probe: PNP

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) said it fully trusts the Department of Justice (DOJ) and would fully cooperate in the agency’s probe into the alleged violations committed by police officers in pursuing the government's anti-illegal drugs campaign.In a statement Tuesday... Read More

High-value targets not spared from drug war

MANILA – Malacañang on Tuesday denied that the rich and powerful are being spared from the Duterte administration’s drug war.Cabinet Secretary and Acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nograles made this remark after President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said an unnamed... Read More

PNP eyes joint probe with PDEA on 'cocaine user' presidential bet

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said it will coordinate with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for a joint investigation into the claims of President Rodrigo Duterte that a presidential candidate is using cocaine."We are under PDEA in the campaign against... Read More

PNP seeks deeper probe into P17-M ecstasy haul

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Sunday lauded the successful joint anti-drug operations by the police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) that netted close to PHP17 million worth of illegal drug ecstasy tablets in Quezon City.Eleazar said... Read More

DOJ discloses PNP-NBI cooperation pact on drug war probe

MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday made public a copy of the memorandum of agreement signed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to operationalize probes of incidents of police abuses in anti-drug operations.Under the MOA... Read More

P155.3-M drugs seized in 1,895 ops from Oct. 18 to 30

MANILA – Law enforcers have seized over PHP155.3 million worth of illegal drugs in 12 days as the government doubles down on its anti-narcotics campaign, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said on Wednesday.In his report during President Rodrigo... Read More

Cops tracking source of P5.3-M cocaine seized in Tawi-Tawi

MANILA – An investigation is underway to determine the source of the PHP5.3 million worth of cocaine seized from a big-time drug suspect in Tawi-Tawi last week, the country's top cop said on Monday.“Iniimbestigahan na si Basir Daud upang alamin kung saan galing ang nakumpiskang cocaine... Read More

BOC intercepts P8.6-M party drugs in Pasay

MANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Friday seized some PHP8.6 million worth of party drugs concealed in three shipments in Pasay City.In a statement, the bureau reported that two of the packages contained a total of 4,547 pieces of ecstasy tablets that arrived at the Central Mail Exchange... Read More