PNP records 5 fatalities since return to war on drugs
admin • January 4, 2018 • 2952
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recorded five drug-related fatalities during its more than 700 legitimate operations across the country.
More than 1,000 drug suspects have been arrested, while 10 others surrendered to authorities.
The PNP has lost one member and while another was injured.
According to PNP chief PDG. Ronald Bato dela Rosa, the police will intensify its arrests of suspects since they have already returned to the war on drugs.
“Expect more arrests of drug personalities and many more will be jailed,” said the chief.
PNP’s partner in identifying and arresting drug personalities is the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
“We provide intelligence. So if we have a good intel, we will pass it to the PDEA and Philippine National Police,” said AFP-NCR Commander BGen. Alan Arrojado.
It can be recalled that PNP returned to the drug war scene last December 5th after the President Rodrigo Duterte ordered their removal for facing various controversies. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue
MANILA, Philippines — Two Chinese nationals who were the alleged claimants of a cargo containing crystallized methamphetamine or shabu, with a street value of P1.632-billion were apprehended by the operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (BOC-NAIA), the NAIA-Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG), and local police.
The Chinese nationals were nabbed in Sumacap Sur, Cabanatuan City at around 11:30 PM on Friday, October 30, in a joint controlled delivery operations conducted by the BOC-NAIA, PDEA, and NAIA-IADITG.
The BOC said, that based on records, the subject cargo was declared as workbench tables, shipped by a certain Ywlee 87 Trading of Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, and consigned to a certain company “Allejam International Trading” from the City of Manila.
The cargo arrived at the PAL PSI Warehouse on October 24, 2020.
Thru the vigilance and intensified surveillance of B0C-NAIA frontliners and its close coordination with PDEA, the misdeclared cargo was identified and subjected to X-ray Scanning and 100% Physical Examination. Found were heavily wrapped 240 plastic packs of shabu.
BOC-NAIA said that it has formally turned over the seized illegal drugs to PDEA for further profiling and case build up against the importers and other responsible persons, and inquest of apprehended claimants for violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 in relation to Section 1401 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act. — /mbmf
MANILA, Philippines – More than 1,000 members of police search and rescue teams have been deployed to assist in areas heavily battered by Typhoon Quinta, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Monday.
PNP chief General Camilo Cascolan said the search and rescue teams will particularly help local government units in the implementation of forced evacuation in regions severely affected by the typhoon, as well as in areas highly susceptible to landslide and floods following heavy rains.
“We also have to re-echo the directive that we should be able to force evacuate those who are in high risk areas, most specially for flooding,” Cascolan said.
The PNP chief also ordered the deployment of additional 200 policemen to monitor residential areas whose homeowners were forced to evacuate due to the storm.
“We have policemen guarding these areas to prevent looting incidents from happening in those residences,” Cascolan said.
He added that more than 6,000 more police officers are on stand by for deployment.
Cascolan said he has also ordered police ground commanders to help in the distribution of food packs to families in evacuation centers through the PNP’s Food Bank program.
Typhoon Quinta caused flooding in some areas and forced thousands of residents to flee their homes.
Around 12 fishermen were also reported missing in Catanduanes.
The state weather bureau said the storm is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility on Tuesday morning. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Lea Ylagan)
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