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PDEA to take the lead in the anti-drug campaign
« on: October 15, 2017, 10:31:28 PM »
PDEA takes lead from PNP in drug war | Philstar - October 12, 2017
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Duterte directed the Philippine National Police (PNP), along with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as well as the Bureau of Customs, Philippine Postal Corp. and all other agencies to refrain from spearheading drug operations to avoid conflict.

The Chief Executive’s order also covers all ad hoc anti-drug task forces.

The Oct. 10 memorandum aims at pinpointing “precise accountability” in the anti-drug war that has earned criticisms here and abroad, owing to unwarranted killings of drug personalities.

Duterte said in his memo that the move is aimed at bringing “order to the operation/campaign against illegal drugs, thus pinpointing precise accountability.”

“I hereby direct the NBI, PNP, AFP, Bureau of Customs, Philippine Postal Office and all other agencies or any and all ad hoc anti-drug task force, to leave to the PDEA, as sole agency, the conduct of all campaigns and operations against all those who, directly or indirectly, and in whatever manner or capacity, are involved in or connected with, illegal drugs,” Duterte said.
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Re: PDEA to take the lead in the anti-drug campaign
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2017, 10:38:27 PM »
From ABS-CBN news

PNP, NBI welcome PDEA lead in drug war
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PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos said the PNP will follow the President's order and will focus instead on addressing crimes and on cleansing its ranks.

"We will follow the order of the CIC (commander-in-chief) and the CE (Chief Executive)," Carlos said in a text message.

Carlos however assured that police will be ready to provide support to the PDEA should the agency need it.
NBI Director Dante Gierran said the President's order will allow them to focus on the government's campaign against corruption and other issues.

"We welcome Malacañang's decision as this will give the NBI the opportunity to focus on the government's campaign against corruption, human trafficking, and its mandate on investigating cases of unsolved killings," he said Wednesday.

AFP willing to help PDEA in anti-drug campaign
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AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año said the military can provide support in the conduct of anti-drug operations in conflict-stricken areas.

"In line with the February 2017 MOA, the AFP has been a significant force provider to the anti-illegal drugs operations, especially in conflict-affected areas, particularly where conditions for insurgency, secessionism, and terrorism persist," Año said.
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Re: PDEA to take the lead in the anti-drug campaign
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PDEA Chieft's First 100 Days: 1,321 arrests, P228.81M seized, 0 deaths in 3,476 operations | Interaksyon - December 27, 2017
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During Aquino’s first hundred days, PDEA seized 36,705.61 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or “shabu,” 16,629.46 grams of dried marijuana leaves, 4,343 marijuana seedlings, 50,000 grams of marijuana stalks, 1,183.46 grams of cocaine, 54 pieces of ecstasy, and 1.10 of GHB ( also known as the ‘date rape drug’ or liquid ecstasy).

In sum, the agency filed 2,063 drug cases.

But despite a severe lack of personnel, even during the period it was the exclusive anti-drug agency, the PDEA said it conducted 2,214 operations, arresting 771 suspects, seizing P176.83 million in drug and non-drug evidence — 26,479.31 grams of shabu, 11,724.47 grams of dried marijuana leaves, 117,835 marijuana plants, 4,343 marijuana seedlings, 50,000 grams of marijuana stalks, 1,183.46 grams of cocaine, 54 pieces of ecstasy, and 1.10 ml of GHB — and filing 1,448 drug cases.

The agency also managed to arrest 331 “high-value targets,” including six foreigners, 15 elected officials, seven uniformed personnel, 21 government employees, 52 drug group members, three armed group members, 19 “listed personalities”, 24 drug den maintainers, and 184 others.

“The highest ranking elected official arrested was the municipal mayor of Maasim, Saranggani Province during the implementation of a search warrant on October 6, 2017 that resulted in the seizure of one kilo of shabu,” the agency said.

“Another arrested HVT is a celebrity who yielded 20 grams of shabu during a buy-bust operation at BF Homes, Parañaque City,” it added.