PDEA chief accused of coddling drug ring


An agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Friday accused his boss, Director General Arturo Cacdac Jr., of protecting a Chinese drug syndicate that
is reportedly operating in the country.

Agent Jonathan Morales, in a radio interview, claimed that Cacdac, who assumed the
PDEA top post in October last year, is the “number one” protector of the drug syndicate that peddles  billions of pesos worth of drugs. Morales said the syndicate manufactures and distributes illegal drugs. He made the allegations when he was interviewed over ABS-CBN news channel and its radio station dzMM.

Cacdac however refused to answer the charges.

Director Derek Carreon, chief of the PDEA Public Information Office, said he got hold of Cacdac but the latter refused to issue any reaction to Morales’ accusations.

Carreon said Cacdac went to Malacanang late yesterday for a meeting with Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa.

Cacdac, the former deputy chief for administration of the Philippine National Police, replaced Jose Gutierrez Jr.

Jaime Pilapil


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