4 more congressmen on ‘narco list’ – PDEA chief
MANILA, Philippines – Four more congressmen are included in the government’s list of narco-politicians, or those allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) revealed Thursday.
PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino added that there are also 20 to 25 local officials in the ‘narco list’ who have yet to be publicly identified as the agency is still in the validation process.
“Ipa-priority ko muna ‘yung naiiwan pa na narcopoliticians na hindi pa nadi-disclose kasi ‘yung partial na na-disclose ng ating Presidente ay 46 pa lang so more or less nasa 25 pa yata o 20 yung naiiwan,” Aquino said in an interview over Radyo INQUIRER.
“Yung partial list, tatlo lang (na congressmen) ‘yung lumabas. May apat pa ata (na congressmen) na naiiwan don,” the PDEA chief said.
Aquino said the government would reveal the remaining narco-politicians, hopefully ahead of the May 13 midterm elections.
“Hopefully, makahabol ‘yun,” he said when asked if the government would also announce the other narco-politicians.
President Rodrigo Duterte earlier exposed 46 politicians in the government’s ‘narco list’.
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