THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency has continued its reward giving and this time 12 civilian informants were given cash reward totaling least PhP7.3 million under the agency’s “Operation: Private Eye(OPE),” a reward and incentive scheme designed to encourage private citizens to report any suspected illegal drug activities in their community.
PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino personally handed the cash reward amounting to PhP7,389,508.52 to the informants who were identified only through their code names: Ador, Sakuragi, Jacpat, Kidlat, 24, Bungo, Mike, Kulas, Sandro, Ex-Boy, Abo, and Agila.
“I commend them for providing information that led to the arrest of 25 drug personalities, the dismantling of clandestine laboratory used in the manufacture of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, and the seizure of over PhP4 billion worth of shabu, ephedrine and marijuana,” Aquino said.
The informants, who wore masks to hide their identity, received the reward money during a simple ceremony last Tuesday at the PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City. Previously, the PDEA also rewarded four of its operating units with at least PhP 7 million cash for meritorious service, also under the agency’s OPLAN “Operation: Lawmen.”
Informant “Ador” received PhP2,000,000. The information he provided resulted in the confiscation of 44,022.80 grams of shabu and the arrest of four drug personalities during the implementation of a search warrant along Banawe Street, Manresa, Quezon City on November 15, 2016.
“Sakuragi” also received PhP2,000,000 cash award after providing information that led to the seizure of 529 kilograms of shabu and the arrest of two drug personalities during a lawful search in Mangga Street, San Juan City on December 23, 2016.
“Mike” was rewarded with PhP1,647,233.88 after he supplied information which resulted in the dismantling of a large-scale clandestine shabu laboratory and the seizure of 1,665 grams of ephedrine during an authorized search in Prenza Maharlika Highway, District 1, Cauayan City, Isabela on October 23, 2016.
On the other hand, PhP1,181,792.74 was awarded to “Jacpat” after he supplied information resulting in the seizure of 18,6729 grams of shabu during a recovery operation in Tangali Street, Barangay San Jose, Quezon City on February 9, 2017.
While, PhP179,442.53 was awarded to “24” whose anti-drug information led to the seizure of 2,404.8498 grams of shabu and the arrest of one drug personality during a buy-bust operation along Estrada Drive, Tetuan, Zamboanga City on December 23, 2017.
“Bungo” was awarded PhP105,159.10 after supplying information which resulted in the confiscation of 1,461.8 grams of shabu and the arrest of two drug personalities following an entrapment operation in the vicinity of Commonwealth Hospital and Medical Center, Quezon City on January 27, 2018.
A cash reward of PhP84,583.97 was given to “Agila” who provided information that led to the seizure of 996.8 grams of shabu and the arrest of four drug personalities during an entrapment operation inside Room 1004, 10th floor of Brickstone Residences, MH Del Pilar Street, Ermita, Manila on December 3, 2017.
“Kulas” received PhP72,000 after he supplied information that led to the arrest of two drug suspects and the seizure of 35,948.83 grams of marijuana during an interdiction operation along Provincial Road, Barangay Dalawa, Alilem, Ilocos Sur on March 16, 2017.
“Kidlat” was rewarded with PhP45,905.08 after he supplied information which resulted in the confiscation of 1,001.1 grams of shabu and the arrest of three drug personalities following a buy-bust operation along Valdez Street, Upper Bicutan, Taguig City on December 13, 2017.
At least, PhP28,504.05 was awarded to “Ex-Boy” whose anti-drug information led to the confiscation of 3,076.80 grams of shabu and the arrest of two drug personalities during a buy-bust operation along Commonwealth Avenue, Tandang Sora, Quezon City on May 27, 2017.
“Abo” was awarded PhP22,767.57 after supplying information which led to the apprehension of one drug personality and the seizure of 506.70 grams of shabu following a buy-bust operation in SM City, Sta. Mesa on November 13, 2017.
“Sandro” received PhP22,119.60 after providing information resulting in the seizure of 5,485.2 grams of dried marijuana leaves, 7,750.8 grams of marijuana stalks and the arrest of two drug suspects during an interdiction operation in Sitio Lomon, Barangay Paykek, Kapangan, Benguet on April 15, 2017.
The Private Eye Rewards Committee, composed of members from the academe, non-government organizations, law enforcement, religious and business sectors, approved the resolution granting monetary rewards to the informants after careful and thorough deliberation.
“Community vigilance is vital in the hope of winning the war against illegal drugs. Local folks need to be PDEA’s eyes and ears in barangays to see and hear if there is an illegal drug activity happening around their neighborhood,” Aquino said.
The awarding ceremony of PDEA OPE is done on a quarterly basis. Tuesday’s ceremony is the third under Aquino.
To report illegal drug activities and be eligible for Private Eye Rewards, simply follow the directions below:
Legibly fill out the Information Report Form (IRF) and send report to PDEA by fastest means:
a. Fax No. (02) 927-2899;
b. By mail/messenger to: Operation: “Private Eye” c/o Room 207 PDEA Bldg., NIA Northside Road, National Government Center, Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City; Telephone No. (02) 920-0967;
c. By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org; and
d. Visit the PDEA Regional Office near you.
PDEA also has a round-the-clock message center known as the “PDEA 24/7 Text Hotlines” that provides another venue that is accessible to all to report to PDEA any suspected illegal drug activities in the communities.
To send anti-drug reports to PDEA 24/7 Text Hotlines, simply follow the directions below:
Text: Name of Drug Users/Pushers and Complete Information
Send to: For SMART Subscribers – 0999-888 PDEA (7332)
For Sun Subscribers – 0925-573 PDEA (7332)
For Globe Subscribers- 0927-9150616