PDEA tightens watch on WV seaports for holidays

first_imgMeanwhile in Iloilo City, PDEA conductedrandom paneling and profiling of passengers at the Iloilo Fast Craft Terminallocated in Barangay Progreso, Lapuz district. ILOILO City – The Philippine DrugEnforcement Agency (PDEA) are stepping up its campaign against illegal drugsthis Christmas season by curbing drug smuggling through the ports and highseas. To ward off entry of narcotics the region, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 6 deploys K-9 units at Kalibo International Airport in Aklan province. PDEA REGION 6 On Dec. 16, PDEA K9 conducted andinterdiction unit conducted random inspection at the cargo warehouse andbaggage conveyors of the Kalibo International Airport in Aklan province. PDEA national director General AaronAquino, said unmanned runways and private ports have become favorite landingspots for private airplanes, seaplanes and even yachts, loaded with bulk ofillegal drugs. PDEA’s on-going inspections aim to wardoff entry narcotics in the region and send warning to couriers that areas aremonitored regularly for any possibility of illegal drug transactions and thisholiday season. (With a report from PDEARegion 6/PN) PDEA has established seaportinterdiction units assigned in key seaports in the region and has entered intoagreements with the sea authorities that empowered the inspection of allmaritime transportation. PDEA also conducted random paneling andprofiling at Tumanda Wharf in Barangay Cabano, San Lorenzo, Guimaras last week. The antidrug agency said a markedincrease in the demand for illegal drugs is expected this Christmas seasonbecause people have more money and a lot of parties take place.last_img read more