Press Release
January 21, 2016


While I commend the PDEA for another successful raid, the possible involvement of a ranking military officer in the illegal drug trade is a cause for concern.

I urge the police and the government prosecutors to investigate the matter thoroughly and with full transparency to get to the bottom of this. This should send a strong message that no one is above the law.

I also urge the AFP leadership to look into the matter seriously to ensure that no one from its ranks is involved in this illegal trade.

On the side of legislation, we have amended the Dangerous Drugs Act to give it more teeth and make it easier to put the drug pushers, drug lords and their conspirators behind jail.

The law was amended by our committee in 2014 and hopefully, we are now feeling its positive effects in the fight against this illegal drugs menace.

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