PDEA, NBI vow to strengthen partnership vs illegal drugs

October 26, 2012 10:53 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 26 -– The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the National Bureau of Investigation have strengthened their collaborative efforts in combating proliferation of illegal drugs in the country.

The close partnership between the PDEA and the NBI was sealed after PDEA Director General Arturo Cacdac Jr. paid a courtesy visit to NBI Director Nonnatus Caesar R. Rojas on Oct. 24.

The two agencies vowed to deal "decisive and crippling blows to organize local and international drug syndicates in the country."

“The courtesy visit to the NBI director is my first of a series of visits to counterpart law enforcement agencies. This is consistent with our current operational thrusts to neutralize priority high value targets and quality operations and to advocate a culture of cooperation with all stakeholders,” Cacdac said.

“We need to help one another. What I feel is the need for a holistic approach to counter the drug problem. We need more consultations, coordination and cooperation to find solutions to problems related to drugs,” he added.

As the country’s prime investigative organization, the NBI lends valuable support to PDEA through cooperation in investigative concerns and by undertaking actual anti-drug operations in support of the supply reduction program.

“The NBI and PDEA will be closely working together to run after and neutralize big time drug syndicates,” Cacdac said. (PNA)

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