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Agent’s death won’t dampen PDEA drive vs. illegal drugs

Agent’s death won’t dampen PDEA drive vs. illegal drugs By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has vowed to continue its relentless campaign against illegal drugs despite the inherent dangers faced by law enforcement officers, noting the campaign has remained as the top government priority. PDEA Director … Continue reading

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Death penalty to curb illegal drugs, related crimes: PDEA

Death penalty to curb illegal drugs, related crimes: PDEA By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has expressed full support for the revival of the death penalty in the country, to serve as a strong deterrent against crimes related to illegal drugs. “Foreign and local drug offenders, especially … Continue reading

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Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency confirms cocaine fished out of Catanduanes waters

PDEA confirms cocaine fished out of Catanduanes waters By Mar Serrano LEGAZPI CITY (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has confirmed that the seven blocks containing white crystalline granules fished out Monday afternoon in the waters of Bagamanoc town in Catanduanes were cocaine. Cotton Talento, PDEA spokesperson, said in an interview … Continue reading

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US gov’t donates drug detection devices to PDEA-NAIA

US gov’t donates drug detection devices to PDEA-NAIA By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The United States government has donated narcotics detection devices to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG) to bolster the drug interdiction capabilities of the country’s … Continue reading

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PDEA: 89% hike in drug-related cases filed under Duterte administration

PDEA: 89% hike in drug-related cases filed under Duterte administration By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) reported on Friday an 89 percent increase in the number of cases filed against drug personalities in 2016 compared to 2015. PDEA Director General Isidro Lapeña said there were … Continue reading