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NBI widens probe of PDEA; more charges eyed

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The National Bureau of Investigation plans to file administrative charges before the Office of the Ombudsman against agents of the Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency involved in the alleged robbery-extortion of an arrested drug lord.

Ross Galicia, chief of the NBI Reaction, Arrest, Interdiction Division (RAID) said the administrative charges against 16 PDEA agents, including the agency’s deputy director for intelligence, were prompted by the arrest and alleged extortion of P8 million from Marvin Sy Tan, a suspected drug lord.

He said more charges would be filed by NBI in the coming weeks based on the result of an investigation.

Galicia said the NBI investigation was not limited to PDEA agents recently linked to illegal activities but would cover the whole agency. “The instruction was to investigate the PDEA, not only the personalities,” he said.

 

Evidence planting

A source in the NBI who asked not to be identified said the investigation would also look into the supposed planting of evidence by PDEA agents. “Apart from planting of evidence, agents also frame up suspects and set up small ‘shabu’ (methamphetamine hydrochloride) laboratories for the frame up,” he said.

The source also said three PDEA agents had submitted sworn statements naming PDEA officials supposedly involved in framing-up suspects.

“The investigation is now 80-percent complete,” the source said.

Dionisio authorization

Galicia disclosed that former PDEA Director General Dionisio Santiago was linked to the selling of controlled chemicals used to manufacture shabu by a document which bore his signature. “He initialed a document approving the sale of the controlled chemicals,” he said.

Also charged with Santiago was Ma. Jesus Mendoza of the Finance Management Services of PDEA and a certain Edgardo Alpay of Green Planet Management Inc.

The NBI said controlled chemical substances in 210 drums were sold by Santiago to the Green Planet which in turn sold the reagents to another party.


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  • batangsulpok

    Puro imbestigasyon pero wala naman nangyayari, nasaan na yun mga nakumpiskang mga chemicals ng shabu lab sa Northern Luzon na halos sangkot ang ilang matataas na opisyal ng PNP na may halagang mahigit na isang bilyon piso?

  • LucianoChing

    Many PDEA officers/agents must have been graduates of agricultural schools.Marami sa kanila ang marurunong magtanim…Sa kanila ang pagtatanim ay di biro…Open secret yan sa mamamayan and that is the quickest way for them to make money.It is about time the PDEA is disbanded…Nakakahiya yang agency na yan especially under the Office of the President pa…How can you betray the President of the country?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    PDEA, Customs, Immigration, DPWH, LTO.. these are several of the government agencies that are full of corrupt personnel and officials that need to be monitored very closely by Malacanang. In addition to the above, we have the congress to contend with..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WN5TKEXEJ2VHQVNGP2CJEDLJH4 Jess

    DAPAT BUWAGIN NA YANG PEDEA. ANYWAY LAHAT NAMAN HALOS NG GANYANG KATULAD NA AGENCY BAKIT NAGIGING CORRUPT, KAHIT CIDG AT NBI MAY MGA CORRUPT DIN JAN. PALTAN MO MAN NG PANGALAN O TAO LALABAS SA HULI CORRUPT PA RIN DAHIL MAY MGA OPISYAL NA CORRUPT. DAPAT AY UNANG ALISINNI PINO YUNG MGA NAKAPALIBOT SA KANYANG CORRUPT, ANG DAMI NYAN. NATANGGAL NA YATA NIYA SI PUNO DI BA? DAPAT WAG NA BIGYAN PWESTO YAN AT MGA TULAD NIYA. ANG DAPAT KAY PINOY AY PABANTAYAN SA MGA MAMAMAYAN ANG MGA PINAGHIHINALAAN NIYANG CORRUPT.

  • UrHONOR

    HINDI…hindi naman ako maniniwala sa sinasabi ng mga tao sa kanto na kasabwat na naman dito si Mike…..si Mikealolong.

  • blainz

    Dissolve PDEA and let the PNP and NBI assume its responsibilities. That institution has been corrupted beyond reform and will never gain back public trust.

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

      Marami sa anti-drug unit ng PNP ang corrupt din at sila pa din mismo ang nagiging tulak! Sa NBI, sa kabila ng lahat ng mga korapsyon na nangyayari sa loob ng departamento ay sino pa ba ang dapat pagkatiwalaan? Ang tiwala hindi binibigay kaya patunayan muna nila na karapat dapat sila pagkatiwalaan by producing results hindi puro dada lang…..big drug lords at protector na mga local at national politicians pag nahuli at napakulong duon aani sila ng sangdamakmak na tiwala!

    • charlie_oscar

       pero NBI korupsi dito!

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Tanggalin na ang PDEA at local anti-drug unit ng PNP dahil sa haba ng panahon at pera na ginastos sa kanila ay talamak pa rin ang droga sa bansa! Mag-create na lang ng bago na subok at sigurado anti-drug advocate para matutukan ang mga droga!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    lagi naman palpak PDEA, kaya pala nakakalusot mga drug lords. sayang sweldo sa kanila. alisin na yan at ibigay sa ibang ahensya ang mandate.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    di kaya talakan ni miriam si dionisio?

  • bautistaro

    Pls.abolish PDEA…….Mr.Pres. Nakakahihiya na po iyan.Pinoy sa USA po. Salamat po.God bless po

  • bautistaro

    Ano comment moo???????Senator Miriam Santiago?……..

  • charlie_oscar

    NBI kidnap Japanese tourist and Extort money!   PDEA kidnap droga dealer and Extort money!  Now NBI kidnap PDEA and Extort money!

  • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

    creation ni sotto ang ra9165 na gumawa ng pdea.  sinadyang gawing magulo ang batas para magkagulo ang law enforcement.  pag mas magulo, mas masaya ang mga drug lords!

  • nennen12345

    Shameful PDEA!

  • johnlordphilip

    High Crimes that requires maximum penalty for these people!



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