PAF ‘assets’ used in gov’t anti-drug campaign

MANILA The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has utilized its newly-acquired intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) assets in the government's ongoing campaign against illegal drugs.

This was stressed by Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar during the PAF's 71st founding anniversary rites held in Villamor Air Base, Pasay City Tuesday.

"Recently, at the request of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency or PDEA, we deployed our newly-acquired ISR assets to facilitate their successful raid of a laboratory in Batangas which can produce 25 kilos of shabu with a street value of PHP125 million daily," he added.

This showcased the PAF's strong support to the ongoing anti-illegal drug campaign, Kintanar said.

"It is also noteworthy to mention the PAF's strong support to the leadership('s) campaign against illegal drugs and criminality through partnership with concerned government agencies," the PAF chief added.

Among the PAF's newly-acquired ISR assets include the two US-donated Cessna 208Bs which were delivered last in July last year and six unmanned ScanEagle drones this March. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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