5 PDEA units get P4.2M reward

October 15, 2018

PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency chair Director General Aaron N. Aquino yesterday handed a total of P4.266 million prize money to five PDEA operating units for their role in the arrest of nine big-time drug trafficking personalities, three of them Chinese nationals, and seizure of at least P500 million worth of crystallized and liquefied shabu.

Aquino said the granting of rewards was based on the creation of “Operation Lawmen” pursuant to Section 22 of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 which was institutionalized through Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation Number 1, Series of 2016 and took effect on September 3, 2016.

The cash recipients were the PDEA Intelligence and Investigation Service (PDEA-IIS), PDEA-Regional Office 3 (PDEA RO 3), PDEA Regional Office National Capital Region (PDEA RO-NCR), PDEA Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (PDEA ARMM) and PDEA Special Enforcement Service (PDEA SES).

The PDEA -IIS received the biggest reward money amounting to at least  P2.665 million; PDEA RO III got P840,725.12; PDEA RO NCR received  P533,386.24; PDEA ARMM got P141,888.82  and PDEA SES received P84,907.05.