9 months PDEA confirms drug links of Negros officials, police Manilatimes
BACOLOD CITY: The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) confirmed the links of some elected officials and police officers in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental to illegal drugs, based on the statement of a whistleblower. Jose Tumabini, PDEA provincial chief, said a whistleblower came out over the weekend and named several politicians and police officers with connections to the illegal drug trade. But Tumabini did not reveal the names of the alleged personalities on their list. “We are still validating all the information,” he said, adding, “the direct connection of these prominent personalities to illegal drugs is not yet clear.” “The ... more