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Ex-PDEA exec involved in illegal drugs surrenders

Tagged as a high-value target, Erwin Ogario, former PDEA-National Capital Region (NCR) head, showed up at the office of Police Brig. Gen. Rommel Francisco Marbil after receiving death threats......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 25th, 2023

PDEA-7 exec: Only 48% of CV barangays remains drug-affected

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An official from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) said that only 48 percent of the barangays in the region had remained drug-affected. Leia Alcantara, PDEA-7 spokesperson, said this was a significant drop from their 2016 data, which showed that illegal drugs affected 96 to 97 percent of […] The post PDEA-7 exec: Only 48% of CV barangays remains drug-affected appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2023

Minors’ involvement in illegal drugs is a ‘serious problem,’ says PDEA-7 official

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) considers minors’ involvement in illegal drugs here as a serious problem. Leia Alcantara, the spokesperson of PDEA-7, said that although it isn’t rampant, the problem still should be taken seriously.  “When we say minors are involved, we consider that as a serious problem. […] The post Minors’ involvement in illegal drugs is a ‘serious problem,’ says PDEA-7 official appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2022

4 minors rescued, female drug peddlers nabbed, P1 million worth of drugs seized in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More than P1 million worth of illegal drugs were seized, and four minors were rescued in a series of anti-drug operations here last Tuesday, January 17. Anti-narcotics agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) also dismantled two drug dens and arrested at least six people. The buy-bust […] The post 4 minors rescued, female drug peddlers nabbed, P1 million worth of drugs seized in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2023

To get rid of ‘less than 5’ top cops in drug trade, over 900 senior officials told to quit

Over 900 top cops have been told to quit to supposedly cleanse the police force of links to illegal drugs, but by Philippine National Police chief PGen. Rodolfo Azurin’s own assessment, there might be only “less than five” high-ranking police officers involved in the drug trade......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 5th, 2023

Abalos calls on top cops to resign as ‘shortcut’ to cleanse ranks of illegal drugs

Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos characterized his appeal for top cops to submit their resignations as a “shortcut” to the “lengthy” judicial process of filing cases in court and securing convictions against those involved in the drug trade......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 4th, 2023

Go asks PNP, DILG: Probe resurgence of ninja cops

Amid reports that police officers involved in illegal drugs or the so-called ninja cops have reappeared, Sen. Bong Go has asked the Philippine National Police and Department of the Interior and Local Government to continue maintaining discipline among PNP personnel......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2022

EDITORIAL - Going soft on illegal drugs?

Following that police raid on the southern district office of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, which led to the arrest of the PDEA district officer himself, two agents and a driver, there have been murmurs from certain quarters that the new administration has gone soft on the drug menace......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2022

No contrabands found in Cebu City, Medellin jail male dorms

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Authorities weren’t able to find illegal drugs, cellphones or bladed weapons in two separate greyhound operations at the Cebu City Jail Male Dormitory and the Medellin District Jail Male Dormitory on Tuesday dawn, December 6. Personnel of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7), Bureau of Jail Management and […] The post No contrabands found in Cebu City, Medellin jail male dorms appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2022

PDEA-7 chief wants own thermal incinerator to hasten destruction of illegal drugs

CEBU CITY, Philippines — If the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) has its own thermal incinerator, it could hasten the destruction of seized illegal drugs. This is what Levi Ortiz, PDEA-7 director, is hoping for after Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia vowed to help them procure a thermal incinerator. “Karon nikuan man si […] The post PDEA-7 chief wants own thermal incinerator to hasten destruction of illegal drugs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2022

BOC-Port of Cebu beefs up security against illegal drugs

The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Cebu has recently met with officials of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 7 (PDEA-7) to discuss collaborative measures to prevent the smuggling of illegal drugs into the country. District Collector Charlito Martin Mendoza, PDEA 7 Regional Director Levi Ortiz, and the Port’s Intelligence, Enforcement, and X-ray personnel attended […] The post BOC-Port of Cebu beefs up security against illegal drugs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2022

PNP, BOC commit info-sharing vs illegal drugs smuggling

Top police officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Port of Cebu of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) met and discussed ways of collaboration to prevent the smuggling of illegal drugs into the country. Charlito Martin Mendoza, Port of Cebu district collector, said the meeting happened during the courtesy visit of Police Brig. Gen. Roderick Augustus Alba, the newly-installed regional director of the Police Regional Office 7. photo: BOC “Among those discussed were potential areas for collaboration, especially in the fight against the entry and proliferation of illegal drugs. With the full support of the PNP, we expect a vast source of intelligence information that can further place our customs officers steps ahead of these drug smugglers,” said Mendoza. “To foil smuggling attempts, it is important that we know how smugglers operate, what goods are vulnerable covers for drugs, and the placement of advanced technologies to complement our trained officers,” he added. Earlier, Mendoza also met with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Region 7 (PDEA 7) director Levi Ortiz to beef up the Port’s drug enforcement partnership with the PDEA. The agencies agreed to jointly conduct x-ray image analysis and enforcement training to strengthen their anti-smuggling operations......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 26th, 2022

P608,000 worth of shabu seized from ‘masyador’

MANILA, Philippines—A cockpit bet collector, locally known as masyador, landed in jail after anti-narcotics agents caught him selling illegal drugs during a drug bust in Cebu City last Wednesday, October 19, 2022. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) arrested a Marco Antonio Gungog during one of their buy-bust operations in Barangay Tejero […] The post P608,000 worth of shabu seized from ‘masyador’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2022

PDEA-7 files admin raps vs Naga barangay kagawad for sniffing shabu

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) filed on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, three administrative charges against Naga City barangay councilor Renante Chiong for using illegal drugs. Chiong was caught on cam last August 23 sniffing what authorities believed was shabu, the local term for methamphetamine hydrochloride. In a […] The post PDEA-7 files admin raps vs Naga barangay kagawad for sniffing shabu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2022

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 thre.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 28th, 2022

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 thre.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 28th, 2022

Minglanilla cops strengthen link to youth as way to address town’s drug problem

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Even if there are only a few cases where minors are involved in illegal drugs, Minglanilla police continue to address this problem by strengthening their ties with the youth in the town. Police Major Albart Tare, chief of Minglanilla Police Station, said that they were in constant communication and collaboration with the […] The post Minglanilla cops strengthen link to youth as way to address town’s drug problem appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2022

58% of villages in NegOcc drug-cleared

BACOLOD CITY - A total of 348 villages in Negros Occidental have been declared clear of illegal drugs as of July this year, which is equivalent to 57.9 percent of the province's 601 barangays, figures of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-) showed.Jyxyvzcky Escrupulo, head of PDEA-.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 25th, 2022

Over P1-M shabu seized in Caraga

BUTUAN CITY - Four separate operations conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Caraga Region (PDEA-13) early this July have led to the confiscation of an estimated 146 grams of illegal drugs worth PHP1,001,000.The series of operations conducted on July 4, 5, 6, and 8 also.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 9th, 2022

99% of Eastern Visayas villages now drug-free

TACLOBAN CITY - At least 2,707 villages in Eastern Visayas have been cleared of illegal drugs as of June, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) reported on Monday.The number represents 99.44 percent of 2,722 villages, PDEA Eastern Visayas Regional Director Edgar Jubay said during the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 4th, 2022

NegOcc continues to face major challenges in anti-drug drive

BACOLOD CITY - The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) has acknowledged the challenges it is facing in the campaign against illegal drugs, but vowed to be relentless in pursuing those involved in its operations.Following a series of multi-million drug hauls in northern Negros.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 28th, 2022