Ten civilian informants received P5.8 million in cash reward from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency under the PDEA Operation Private Eye.
The Private Eye Rewards Committee, composed of members from academe, non-government organizations and law-enforcement, religious and business sectors, approved a resolution granting that amount to the 10 informants.
PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr. on Wednesday said the 10 informants were identified through their codenames: Shoal, Philly, Master, Gohan, Daredevil, Bigboy, Superman, Thunder, Spartacus and Wild Cat.
They provided information that led to successful arrests of several high-value drug personalities and foreign drug personalities during interdiction operations, implementation of search warrants and confiscation of large volumes of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, ephedrine, fly high capsules and ecstasy tablets.
“Our 10 informants were identified only by their codenames in order to protect and secure their identities. All information we receive through Operation Private Eye are being handled with utmost secrecy,” Cacdac said.
The informants received their cash rewards during the 12th PDEA anniversary also on Wednesday at the PDEA national headquarters in Quezon City.
Among the informants, Wild Cat received the biggest reward of P2 million. Wild Cat provided information that resulted in the seizure of 24 kilograms of ephedrine and 27.5 kilograms of shabu during the implementation of a search warrant Tambo, Parañaque City (Metro Manila) on February 12, 2014.
Spartacus received P1,151,621.94-million cash award for providing information that resulted in the seizure of 17.48 kilograms of shabu and the arrest two drug personalities during an airport interdiction operation at Zamboanga International Airport on November 8, 2013.
Awarded to Thunder was P743,377.49 for providing information that resulted in the seizure of 10.10 kilograms of shabu and the arrest of three drug personalities during a buy-bust on Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City (Metro Manila) on February 27, 2014.