PDEA acquires new equipment for drug operations

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has acquired PHP90.4 million worth of equipment for its anti-illegal drugs operations. PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino presented these equipment on January 18.

Among the new equipment acquired were drones, handheld radios, tactical helmets, reloading machines, motorcycles, Hyundai H100 personnel carriers, laptops, and printers for use of PDEA’s 17 regional offices and national HQ.

“With the persistent threat of illegal drugs in the country, PDEA continues to build up its capabilities, augmenting its operating units and Drug Enforcement Officers with the essential resources to thrive well in the war against drugs,” the PDEA chief said.

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“The firearm reloading and protective equipment are the newest addition to PDEA’s armory. These will increase our armaments in drug law enforcement, and will provide our operatives better protection during actual engagements,” he said.

“In addition, PDEA procured 100 body cameras worth PHP2.9 million to be worn by our agents during operations. They will be accompanied by members of the press/media presence during these operations to ensure a culture of transparency,” Aquino added.

Source: http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1022053