PDEA warns anew vs fake agents

May 26, 2013 10:12 am 

MANILA, May 26 — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency has once again issued a warning amid a recent incident involving hostile elements who introduced themselves as PDEA agents and raided a security agency in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. reiterated the public advisory after more than a dozen people, believed to be rebels of the New People’s Army (NPA), barged inside the DASIA Security Agency in Orange Valley Subdivision, Barangay South in Tagum City and passed themselves as PDEA and PNP operatives pretending to implement a search warrant against the establishment. While inside, they abducted six persons, carted away several high-powered firearms and fled in three armored vehicles owned by the security agency.

Cacdac condemned the said attack by alleged members of the leftist group.

“They have left themselves with an impression that they are no longer guided by an ideology. They have resorted to illegal activities to generate additional source of funds for arms and ammunition to sustain their uprising against the government. Unfortunately, they usurped the identities of government agencies to serve their evil intentions,” he said.

The PDEA advices the public to immediately report any individuals introducing themselves as PDEA agents while committing a criminal act. Complaints may be relayed by texting PDEA 24/7 Hotlines: 09998887332, 09255737332 and 09279150616. (PNA)

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