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China helps PNP, PDEA against Chinese drug rings

  • Written by Alfred Dalizon
  • Published in Nation
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CHINA will now be fully helping the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency go after Chinese drug manufacturers and smugglers using the country as a base for their international operations, officials said yesterday.

Last week, PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña and the Narcotics Control Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China  led by Director General Hu Minglang formally signed a formal alliance to effectively suppress and control drug trafficking and abuse in both countries.

Lapeña said that the five-year protocol will see the two countries establishing and maintaining cooperation involving information and data exchange on drug crimes, including an updated list and complete profile if possible of drug suspects and the status of arrested drug personalities who are citizens of China or the Philippines for the purpose of conducting further investigation, cooperation in drug crime investigations, assistance in repatriation of drug criminals and exchange and training of narcotics investigators.

Equipment donation

PNP chief, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa, who was part of President Duterte’s Beijing entourage, came home with 115 boxes of equipment donated by the Chinese government to the PNP to help it in its campaign against “high-value” drug targets including foreigners in the country.