(Second to the left) PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino holding up list of barangay officials allegedly linked to illegal drugs.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has released Monday, April 30, the list baring names of barangay officials allegedly involved in illegal drug trade.
The list includes 90 barangay captains and 117 barangay kagawads.
In a statement, PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino attested to the accuracy of the list as it “has been validated by four law enforcement intelligence agencies in the country.”
Based on the list, Region 5 has the most number with the 70 barangay officials involved in drugs trade; followed by Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) with 34 and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) with 13.
The agency said they are continuously building up evidence against the personalities to further strengthen the case which is expected to be filed in two weeks time.
The disclosure of the list, according to Aquino, is in response to the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte. – Grace Casin | UNTV News & Rescue