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P6.8-M drugs seized from Pasig ‘shabu tiangge’ syndicate remnants

Aug 23, 2019 - 8:41 AM

Alleged Buratong syndicate members Jalal Salamoden and Sampiano Rason are killed in a shootout with Pasig police

CRIME SCENE. Two alleged members of the Buratong Drug Syndicate engage members of the NCRPO-Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (NCRPO-RDEU) in a gun fight during a sting operation at a gasoline station in Barangay Dela Paz, Pasig City on Thursday midnight. Photo by Ben Nabong

Drug suspect arrested in Talisay City bust alleged member of int'l syndicate

Jun 06, 2019 - 11:15 PM

Mark Navarrete is arrested in buy bust along with Ruferd Gella and Juanito Amahan Jr

Photos courtesy of Talisay City Police

CA affirms freeze order on bank accounts linked to Chinese drug syndicate

Aug 23, 2018 - 7:56 PM

(UPDATED) Millions of pesos are believed to have been deposited by a convicted drug lord into the bank accounts


PDEA shuts down ecstasy lab in Malabon

Apr 13, 2018 - 5:33 PM

'This is the first time in the country’s drug law enforcement history that a clandestine ecstasy laboratory was closed down,' says Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino

FIRST FEAT. An ecstasy laboratory is raided and shut down by PDEA, which says it is a first in law enforcement history. PDEA photo

4 Chinese, 4 Filipinos arrested in Batangas drug raids

Apr 12, 2018 - 1:07 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says that based on Chinese intelligence reports, the shabu laboratory discovered in a farm in Ibaan town 'was organized by a Hong Kong-based kingpin'

SHABU LAB. The PDEA dismantles a shabu lab in Batangas. PDEA photo

P6-M shabu seized from Africans in Cavite entrapment

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:08 PM

The Nigerian nationals, who are residents of Parañaque, has operated in the Bicol region and other provinces in Calabarzon

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Duterte sees link between illegal drugs and Leyte blast

Dec 29, 2016 - 6:53 PM

Leyte authorities are also eyeing drug syndicates not terrorist groups in their investigation of the incident in Hilongos Leyte

WAR ON DRUGS. President Rodrigo Duterte links the Leyte town blasts to illegal drugs. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

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Aug 16, 2016 - 7:46 PM

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Aug 16, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Duterte: 'Big fish' in drug trade not in PH

Jul 23, 2016 - 6:06 PM

That s why I intend to talk to China President Rodrigo Duterte says referring to the suspected source of illegal drug syndicates in the Philippines

WAR VS DRUGS. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he intends to talk to China about the illegal drug trade. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

PNP chief says crime rate down amid war vs drugs

Jul 14, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Pag nagpursigi ka sa drugs yung ibang crimes against property persons bababa rin yan Medyo humina na yung loob ng masasamang tao na gumawa ng kalokohan kasi hindi na sila nagshashabu says PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa

SHABU BUST. PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa points to the Chinese crew of an alleged floating shabu lab nabbed by authorities off Subic Bay. Photo from PNP-PIO Photo

'Narconomics': Lessons for the Philippines' war vs drugs

Jul 09, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Lowering the age of criminality in the Philippines should be reconsidered Throwing children in jail cells with hardened criminals may actually strengthen drug lords’ ability to recruit fresh talent – hardening youth who could have otherwise been saved from a life of crime and drugs

Duterte threatens 3 Chinese drug lords, claims Garbo is ‘coddler’

Jul 07, 2016 - 9:16 PM

The Philippine president warns a wanted Chinese drug lord: The moment he steps out of the plane he will die

DRUG TRADE MATRIX. President Rodrigo Duterte shows a matrix of personalities allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photographers Division

Duterte: Trillanes a disgrace to Bicol race

Apr 30, 2016 - 4:21 PM

Presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte also shows a portion of a BPI bank statement that reports a balance of P17 666 98

Grace Poe: Allow authorities to wiretap for anti-drug ops

Feb 03, 2016 - 7:31 PM

Drug syndicates are not exposed during criminal activity the senator says Their participation in trade can be established through recorded conversations

Senator Grace Poe lead her team in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday to attend as guests at the national convention of Kabayan Riders Association for New Cultural Harmony and Order Inc. (Karancho) at the Nazareth Gymnasium this city. Poe said that her lack of experience in government is not a hindrance for her aspiration as president. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

Drug syndicates out to get Duterte's head – ex-governor

Jun 13, 2015 - 4:10 PM

Based on a raw but reliable intelligence report that reached the Duterte camp big drug lords across the country are said to be pooling their resources to kill either Duterte himself or his presidential bid

DOJ wraps up probe into Mary Jane Veloso 'recruiters'

Jun 01, 2015 - 5:31 PM

Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao insist they did not recruit Mary Jane Veloso to smuggle heroin into Indonesia

Sergio’s drug syndicate, Pakistan chopper crash, Pacquiao ‘sore loser’ | The wRap

May 08, 2015 - 8:06 PM

Veloso’s recruiter part of international drug ring? Did Taliban cause a helicopter crash that killed Philippine and Norwegian ambassadors? And Mayweather retracts his offer of a rematch

PODCAST: Mary Jane Veloso fits profile of human trafficking victim

May 02, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Desperate and too trusting Mary Jane Veloso fits the profile of a human trafficking victim

Drug groups tap persons with HIV as couriers

May 01, 2015 - 10:45 PM

Drug syndicates think that tapping an HIV positive foreign courier will result in repatriation to the country of origin rather than arrest

Drug syndicates use social media for recruitment

May 01, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Members of these syndicates befriend vulnerable victims they meet via the Internet and even offer marriage proposals to seal the relationship