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DILG creates 'Task Force Digong' to fight illegal drug trade

GMA News - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has created an inter-agency task force to assist in the investigation of government officials linked to the illegal drug trade. Task Force DILG Inter-Government Operations Network Group or TF ...
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After being linked to the illegal drug trade, Peter Lim shows up at NBI

GMA News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim on Thursday showed up at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) headquarters in Manila to clear his name over his alleged illegal drug trade links. Lim went in a closed-door meeting with NBI officials, including ...

SouthCot mayors deny involvement in drug trade

Minda News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) - South Cotabato province's 11 city and municipal mayors denied on Wednesday any involvement in the illegal drug trade and related activities, and expressed willingness to undergo drug tests and ...
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Duterte slams link of Chinese men to illegal drug trade

Gulf Today - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
MANILA: President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte said he would ask Chinese officials to explain the apparent increasing participation of Chinese nationals in the illegal drugs trade, based on police records. “When I come face to face with them I'll tell them ...

2016 election decides who controls the drug trade

MadCow Morning News - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
1 industry on the face of the planet, in terms of foreign trade. And if you didn't know that about the illegal drug trade, then the vast amounts spent on propaganda and disinformation every year in the so-called “War on Drugs” is working. The first ...

Cebuano singer denies involvement in illegal drug trade - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Cebuano singer Jay-r Siaboc on Wednesday admitted he was into illegal drugs since 2013. But he said he never peddled drugs contrary to what some reports stated. As a singer, Siaboc said he could not help but resort to illegal drugs to manage stress.
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Mayors told: Curb drugs or lose power over cops

Philippine Star - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
MANILA, Philippines - Mayors and other local officials have been ordered to curb the illegal drug trade in six months or else lose their power and control over the police.

DILG clears Northern Samar lawmaker, gov of ties in illegal drugs trade - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
The Department of the Interior and Local Government in the Eastern Visayas region (Region 8) on Tuesday has cleared two local politicians accused by the National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas of involvement in illegal drugs trade. In a statement ...

Drug abuse: Son of mayor, vice mayor surrenders

Philippine Star - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
MANILA, Philippines - Sons of mayors and other local officials suspected of involvement in the illegal drug trade have surrendered as President Duterte's war on drugs continues.
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Narcotic dept traces drug trade through darknet, bitcoin for the first time in India

Firstpost - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), chief law enforcement and intelligence agency responsible for fighting drug trafficking and abuse of illegal substances, has interdicted two such syndicates operating in the country. "For the first time, we have ...

Nigeria and the menace of illicit drug trafficking and abuse

The Punch - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
“On this International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, I call on countries and communities to continue to improve the lives of everyone blighted by drug abuse by integrating security and public safety with a heightened focus on health ...

Cops watching mayors in drug trade -- PRO3 chief

Journal Online - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
He warned that more operations will be conducted against drug personalities who already surrendered but still continue with their illegal activities. “Akala kasi nila when they surrender safe na sila pero the more na hindi sila unsafe dahil we know ...
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Las Pinas hacker nabbed for credit card fraud, link to drug trade - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has arrested a self-proclaimed international hacker for credit card fraud and his involvement in illegal drugs trade in Las Piñas. NBI's Anti-Illegal Drugs Division (NBI-AIDD) nabbed Edgar D. Silvano Jr. alias ...

Henderson County Sheriff's Office still...

Monitor Online (blog) - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The Monitor Staff Reports HENDERSON COUNTY–The Henderson County Sheriff's Office is putting more suspected drug offenders in jail.

NPA in Surigao has illegal drugs list; will accept surrenderees but 'execute' recidivists

InterAksyon - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
... spokesperson of the NPA's Guerilla Front 21, said: “We have several individuals on our watch list who are involved with illegal drugs; we are also investigating several politicians and about a dozen police officers in an area in relation to the ...

Drug Trafficking and International Security

smallwarsjournal (blog) - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
In this light, the book argues that global drug trafficking should not be treated as one international security issue among many.

Mayor admits past as illegal drug user - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Last week, President Duterte said he would soon name the mayors and politicians involved in the illegal drug trade and who has links to drug lords.
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Mexican Drug Lord Denies Killing DEA Agent, Says He's Quit Trafficking

Huffington Post - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Separately, the U.S. Treasury said in May that Caro Quintero was continuing to traffic illegal drugs since being released from a Mexican prison and it named his common-law wife as a key accomplice.

US War In Afghanistan Is Fueling Global Heroin Epidemic & Enabling The Drug Trade

Mintpress News (blog) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Despite our promises to eradicate the black market, the U.S. actually enables the illegal drug trade. As journalist Abby Martin writes, the U.S.
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Can Illegal Drugs Still be Contained?

Catanduanes Tribune - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
A doctor laments: “Today, shabu poses a problem as serious, as frightening, as formidable, as any present day issue confronting the Filipino society.