PDEA gives recognition to their offices for significant anti-drug operations

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) gave recognition to four regional offices, one national service office, and

one provincial police office for their significant anti-drug operations.

PDEA Director General Isidro S. LapeAa personally presented the plaques of recognition and awards to the awardees during the agency's flag-raising ceremony on October 10, 2016 at the PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City.

Leyte Provincial Police Office was cited for the successful implementation of a search warrant that led to the confiscation of improvised explosive device (IED) ingredients and 11 kilograms of methamphetamine hydrochloride, commonly known as shabu, with an estimated value of P88 million on August 10, 2016 in Sitio Tinago, Barangay Benolho, Albuera, Leyte.

PDEA Regional Office- National Capital Region (PDEA RO-NCR) under

Director Wilkins Villanueva was given a recognition for the discovery

of an abandoned clandestine shabu laboratory in Christian Street,

Grace Village, Barangay Apolonia Samson, Quezon City on August 20,

2016 which resulted in the seizure of 26.76 kilograms of sodium

acetate, 9,550 ml of hydrochloric acid and assorted laboratory

equipment.

On 25 August 2016, combined elements of PDEA RO-NCR and PDEA

Intelligence and Investigation Service (PDEA-IIS) under Director Randy

Pedroso, were both cited for the successful conduct of an entrapment

operation inside a condominium unit in Mandaluyong City that led to

the arrest of two drug personalities and the seizure of 842 ecstasy

pills, 65.33 grams of shabu, 43 grams of marijuana, 0.2172 gram of

cocaine and other dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia.

On 07 September 2016, PDEA RO-NCR, PDEA IIS and PDEA Regional Office 3 (PDEA RO3) under Director Emerson Margate were commended for the successful implementation of a lawful search on 07 September 2016 in Purok 5, Barangay San Ildefonso, Magalang, Pampanga which resulted in the dismantling of a clandestine shabu laboratory, confiscation of 358 grams of shabu and 434 ml of methylephedrine and 947.2 grams of potassium permanganate, and the arrest of seven Chinese nationals.

PDEA Regional Office-Cordillera Administrative Region (PDEA RO-CAR)

under the leadership of Director Juvenal Azurin was given citation for

the successful marijuana eradication operations on September 11 to 15,

2016 that led to the discovery of 11 plantations sites with an

estimated area of 27,050 square meters in Sitio Chalanap, Barangay

Loccong, Tinglayan, Kalinga. The operation resulted in the destruction

of 385,500 fully-grown marijuana plants and 158 kilos of dried

marijuana leaves worth P96.6 million.

Also, PDEA RO-CAR received recognition for the successful marijuana

eradication operation on August 9 to 11, 2016 which resulted in the

destruction of 2,245,000 pieces of fully-grown marijuana plants, with

an estimated street value of P449 million. The illegal hemp was found

in seven cultivation sites in Barangay Loccong, Tinglayan, Kalinga.

On August 13, 2016, PDEA Regional Office 1 (PDEA RO1) under Director

Jeoffrey Tacio was cited for the successful conduct of marijuana

eradication operation in three plantation sites, with an estimated

land area of 1,800 square meters in Barangay Licungan, Sugpon, Ilocos

Sur which resulted in the destruction of 28,800 pieces of fully grown

marijuana plants and 73.66 grams of dried marijuana seeds worth P6.8

million.

"The commitment and strong sense of determination demonstrated by our PDEA regional offices and other anti-drug law enforcement units are concrete proof of cooperation in the fight to suppress the supply of illegal drugs in the country," LapeAa said.

Source: Philippine Information Agency

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