December 11th, 2017

Marina, PDEA form Alliance to Fight Illegal drugs

Angeles City, Philippines - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) form a partnership to fight illegal drugs.

PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino met with Marina Director Marcial Amaro III to discuss the partnership. Aquino and Amaro both agreed to deputize PDEA agents to inspect all maritime vessels in the country’s 1,200 private seaports.

Aquino said the partnership is valuable to stop the shipments of illegal drugs in the country through private seaports.

The partnership between PDEA and Marina is another first for PDEA and the country, he added.

Also present during the meeting are PDEA Chief of Staff IC Calaguas, MARINA Chief of Staff Mon Cruz and Aquino’s trustee Benjamin McMurrey.