Duterte: PDEA is a useless entity
Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte stressed during interview that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is a useless entity. That many policemen in Manila are into drugs.
PDEA admitted that they have difficulty dealing with drugs due to new kind of drugs spread now in the market.
Recently, PDEA burned one by one the lab equipment in making illegal drugs and dissolved drugs in chemicals they confiscate during the raid. Approximately, it range up to 9 million Philippine currency.
According to Usec. Arturo Cacdac Director General of PDEA in the interview of News 5. He said as long as it is not yet restricted even Customs seen it as drugs. They has no authority to block the drugs unless Dangerous Drugs Board include it in the list. It is the right time they have the authority to confiscate it.
"Ang gagawin naman nang mga magagaling na chemist ng kabila.. ng mga sindikato dadagdagan ng another component. Magbabago yung chemical structure hindi na naman sya bawal. So yun talaga ang emerging challenge eh sa buong mundo." Cacdac said.
Based on Comprehensive Drug Act of 2002, almost 300 illegal drugs has listed in the country.