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
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
"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