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PDEA, BOC ink pact vs. drug smuggling

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Bureau of Customs have renewed a memorandum of agreement to strengthen their partnership in the prevention of the smuggling of illegal drugs in seaports and airports.

PDEA director general Wilkins Villanueva and Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero on Tuesday forged another partnership to enhance the efficiency of the parties in suppressing the smuggling, importation, exportation and transshipment of dangerous drugs or controlled precursors and essential chemicals, including instruments, paraphernalia, apparatuses, and equipment used in the administration and manufacture of illegal drugs.

The two agencies shall share their expertise and competence in their respective jurisdiction, fields of specialization and proficiency.

According to Wilkins, their partnership has resulted in the seizure of billions of pesos worth of illegal drugs because of coordinated intelligence and operational efforts between PDEA and the Bureau of Customs.

Topics: Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency , Bureau of Customs , Wilkins Villanueva , Rey Leonardo Guerrero , illegal drugs
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