PDEA: 6 Davao barangay officials are in watchlist

THE PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) yesterday confirmed that six narco-politicians are based in the Davao region.

PDEA Director Aaron Aquino said they are monitoring

87 narco-politicians nationwide.

Among those in the list are a congressman, a mayor, a vice mayor, vice governors and board members.

On the list that already reached the hands of President Rodrigo Duterte, Aquino said the six politicians in Davao who are involved in illegal drugs were barangay officials, mostly barangay councilors.

He also said the province of Compostela Valley tops the list of barangays affected by illegal drugs in the region. Davao del Norte followed with Davao City on the third spot.

Aquino yesterday visited the regional PDEA office to remind his regional director, Antonio Rivera, and his personnel on the guidelines in using body cameras and the trust programs.


For his part, Rivera said they will intensify their barangay drug-clearing operations.

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