Rappler's latest stories on Illegal drugs
Senate President Vicente Sotto III urges the Department of Justice to change its policy, but the Supreme Court already put its foot down on this issue in 2017
The chair of the House committee on dangerous drugs says the online gambling industry has the potential to 'revolutionize' the money laundering process
Mayor Ibrahim Ballaho of Mohammad Adjul believes a Chinese vessel passing through must have dropped the package
The secret lab, which had potted marijuana plants, is at the 4th floor of a 5-story apartment building in Barangay Batis in San Juan City
Cordillera police reports show 12 teenagers have been arrested for transporting cannabis since July
Metro Manila police chief Major General Guillermo Eleazar says the PNP leadership has continuously purged its ranks of bad eggs
These drugs are used for 'all kinds of operations,' says PDEA chief Aaron Aquino
Police are still trying to determine the owner of the speedboat and the source of the illegal drugs
(3rd UPDATE) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he was informed of the proposal but didn't know it had been done
This is the biggest drug seizure in Malaysia's history. Foreigners are among those arrested.
Alleged Buratong syndicate members Jalal Salamoden and Sampiano Rason are killed in a shootout with Pasig police
(3rd UPDATE) Jad Dera insists his only link to the Bilibid drug trade was as an asset of the Philippine National Police. He denies any link to Senator Leila de Lima.
The Department of Foreign Affairs says no formal charges have been filed against any seafarer
Sheena Flores de Castro, who is now based in the United States, clarifies that she is not the 'former SexBomb Girl member Sheena Joana Uypico' who was arrested in Laguna for drug possession
(UPDATED) Sheena Joana Uypico, along with her sister and a male companion, were caught with shabu worth P40,000
The former Star Magic teen actress, along with 4 others, were busted for shabu possession in Bacoor, Cavite
The Kush marijuana is hidden in tortilla chips packaging
The tip comes from the Presidential Security Group about individuals selling shabu inside the Malacañang compound
The Department of Justice has directed suspected Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and 16 others to respond to the criminal complaint filed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
Senator Leila de Lima's son Vincent Joshua Bohol is among the 1,800 passers of the 2018 Bar Examinations
DOJ witness and NBI agent Jun Ablen is implicated in the drug trade by Rafael Ragos, a former accused who has turned state witness against the jailed senator
Why would former Bureau of Corrections chief Rafael Ragos follow the orders of an inmate, asks Boni Tacardon, the lawyer of Senator Leila de Lima
Mark Navarrete is arrested in buy bust along with Ruferd Gella and Juanito Amahan Jr
The 3 methamphetamine-producing labs are located in northwestern Sinaloa state, which a number of drug bosses use as a base, according to local police
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino says the filing of charges 'will serve as a warning to those individuals, especially to government employees, who extend assistance in drug trafficking'
EXCLUSIVE: Documents show PDEA and BOC failed to flag a drug-packed January 2019 shipment. They put it up for auction in April, then found illegal drugs in it after 'raiding' its buyer in May.
Blacklisted Chinese man Zhijian Xu, also known as Jacky Co, escapes through NAIA, baffling police chief-turned-senator Panfilo Lacson
The haul adds to P2.8 billion worth of cocaine fished out of Philippine waters since 2009
PDEA chief Aaron Aquino believes the shabu came from Cambodia, and is managed by the notorious Golden Triangle drug syndicate
The Anti-Money Laundering Council finds 161,650 suspicious transactions totaling P17.9 trillion from 2013 to 2017. The amount was used to fund crimes like illegal drugs, human trafficking, and terrorism.
Cops arrested a certain businessman named Domingo Uy Jr as the suspected owner of the illegal drugs
In the past 10 years, at least 481 cocaine bricks have ended up in Philippine shores. We map where they were found.
The trucks hold 'extremely heavy' loudspeakers, which prompted suspicion when police found the drivers lack legal papers to transport the equipment
Authorities recover 275 sachets of suspected shabu weighing 1.38 kilos
Two students refuse to open a package they were sending to Bonifacio Global City, prompting a Grab Express driver to bring the package straight to the police station
Canadian Gary Gardner Mader is arrested in Pasay City after receiving a package with 650 tablets of ephedrine
(UPDATED) Intelligence agent Jovencio Ablen Jr reiterates his claim that he saw the delivery of bags of money to Senator Leila de Lima’s house in Parañaque, which the senator dismisses as 'pure fiction'
'Seizures of methamphetamine in 2018 were once again a record, yet street prices of the drug decreased in many parts of the region,' says the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
‘It would be a complete travesty of justice should the Honorable Court sanction the arbitrary and wrongful exclusion from the Information of those who had actual participation in the illegal drug trade,’ says De Lima
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says releasing the list is part of the 'duty' of the government to inform the voters of who they should vote for
We’ve come to a point where drugs can be literally fished out of our waters. How can anyone hear these stories and reasonably claim them to be signs of success?
'The last 3 years of my term will be the most dangerous for people into drugs,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in a gathering of mayors
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agents discover P2.8 million worth of ecstasy, cocaine, kush, and other drugs inside the suspects' rented high-end Makati condominium
The previous version of House Bill 8909 sought to impose the capital punishment for drug possession at parties
While two House committees clear former Bureau of Customs chief Isidro Lapeña, they recommend criminal charges against several others linked to the smuggling
House Bill 8909, which imposes the death penalty and a P10-million fine on those found with illegal drugs at social gatherings, has been recommitted to the committee on dangerous drugs
A noise complaint leads cops and barangay watchmen to a house which they enter after supposedly 'smelling shabu' right outside the residence
De Lima is arraigned on her 3rd and last drug charge, where she again refuses to enter a plea
The trial has drawn a blood-soaked picture of the Sinaloa cartel, once led by Mexican drug boss Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman
Justices sternly remind prosecutors that they must prove 'with certitude' that the illegal drugs seized in buy-bust operations are 'exactly the same substance offered' as evidence in court