PNP to tackle coordination in operations with PDEA
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will again meet to discuss issues of coordination in their respective operations.
PNP chief Guillermo Eleazar made the announcement Saturday after officers of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) and agents of the PDEA apparently found themselves on the opposite ends of each other’s operations once again on Friday.
“Kaya nag-schedule tayo ng meeting with the [PDEA] Director General Wilkins Villanueva kasama ang ibang concerned officers para ito mapag-usapan at maayos na,” Eleazar said.
It was not the first time that operatives from the PDEA and the QCPD found themselves on the opposite ends of an operation. Last February 24, QCPD police officers from Station 6, conducted an operation not knowing that their targets — PDEA agents — were also doing their own operation.
That incident ended in the deaths of two police officers, a PDEA agent, and a PDEA informant.
“The two incidents that happened in Quezon City only strengthened our resolve to strike hard on them. Likewise, we will set up features in the rules that will keep our men on the right track so that all the operations will be conducted with regularity and integrity,” Eleazar said.
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