• Steady increase in anti-drug accomplishments in 2014

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    The country’s drug law enforcement continued to pick up right where it left off as the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and other law enforcement agencies (OLEAs) posted a significant increase in anti-illegal drug accomplishments for operational year 2014. PDEA, in collaboration with the Philippine National Police, National Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Customs (BOC) and OLEAs have conducted a total of 16,931 anti-drug operations, 280 of these high-impact operations, from January to December 2014. “This is 48 percent more than the operations conducted in 2013. As a result of the increase, the number of persons arrested likewise rose by 50 percent from 9,162 in 2013 to 13,779 in 2014,” said Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac, Jr., PDEA Director General.

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