PDEA awards P13-M to 22 drug informants

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Monday, December 9, 2013

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Monday has given away almost P13 million to 22 civilian informants under its "Operation Private Eye."

PDEA Director General Arturo Cacdac Jr. personally awarded the P12.9-million cash reward to informants identified through their
codenames. They were Segul, Silup, Sparta, Clyde, Macmac, Dong, Dazzler, Peter So, Brent, Miami, Jabar, Panzer, Jhong, Balik Loob, Melanie, Alien, Tiger, Repa, Storm, Cold Ice, Goku and Anaconda.

The 22 civilians are the eyes of PDEA giving them information, which led to the successful arrests of several high-profile drug personalities.

The Operation Private Eye is a reward and incentive scheme of the agency, which is designed to encourage private citizens to report any suspected illegal drug activities in their community.

The Private Eye Rewards Committee, composed of members from a non-government organizations, academe, religious, law enforcement and business sectors, went through keen deliberation after having the resolution of granting a total of P12.9 million monetary rewards to the 22 informants had been approved.

"Our 22 informants were identified only by their codenames in order to protect and secure their identities. All information we receive through Operation Private Eye are being handled with utmost secrecy," Cacdac said.

Among the informants, Goku and Anaconda received the biggest reward worth P2 million each.

Goku provided information that led to the arrest of six drug personalities and the capture of 433.2 kilograms of methamphetamine hydrochloride in Sto. Tomas, Subic, Zambales last August 2013.

On the other hand, Anaconda gave information that resulted in the seizure of 62.7188 kilograms of shabu and the arrest three drug personalities during the implementation of a search warrant at Unit 704 Cathay Mansions, Mayhaligue St., Tondo, Manila last September 6. (Sunnex)

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