NCR Police Office forms ‘quad intel force’ vs. illegal drugs

To intensify the gathering of information against authorities with alleged links to illegal drugs, Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), on Friday initiated a “quad-intel force” composed of law enforcement agencies to consolidate intelligence efforts and cleanse their ranks.

Eleazar said the NCR quad-intel force is composed of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)-Joint Task Force (JTF), and the NCRPO.

Reports involving “ninja cops” or those involved in recycling or reselling of seized illegal drugs and “narcos in uniform” prompted the group to combine efforts in cleaning their ranks, he said.

According to Eleazar, the meeting, which was held at NCRPO headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, was attended by chiefs of PDEA-NCR; Director of NBI-NCR, JTF-NCR AFP, and the Command Group, Quad Staff of NCRPO with a common goal to shield Metro Manila from the proliferation of illegal drugs.

The formal alliance aims to run after scalawags in their ranks, consolidate intelligence and operational plans to shield Metro Manila from the entry of new drug supplies, and sweep all illegal drugs that have already been distributed in the region.

Eleazar said they will focus on specific drug cases, such as that of the alleged drug queen.

He said the meeting is also meant to come up with a protocol on sharing of information.

“This is the time to act and consolidate our efforts to deal a final big blow to the illegal drug syndicates in Metro Manila,” the quad-intel force said in a joint statement.

“We are all here to show a united agency in the campaign against illegal drugs by forming the first-ever formal alliance of the PDEA-NCR, NCRPO, NBI-NCR and the JTF-NCR to run after the scalawags in our rank, consolidate our intelligence and operational plans to shield Metro Manila from the entry of new drug supplies and at the same time, sweep all the illegal drugs that have already been distributed in the metropolis,” Eleazar added.

The quad-intel force noted it would have “no compromise and zero tolerance” against those who defy the government in its fight against illegal drugs

The quad-intel force also said these were “always sidelined by reports of wrongdoings not only by the so-called ninja cops but also of what we describe as ‘narcos in uniform’ that include those in other law enforcement agencies”.

Eleazar said the meeting with other law enforcement agencies may obtain some information on the identities of scalawag Metro Manila policemen.

“This should be a whole-intelligence community approach, a whole-government approach,” he said.

He said public participation will also play a significant role in going after policemen engaged in illegal drugs. PNA.GOV.PH