PDEA eyes 100 additional satellite offices

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Posted at Mar 05 2017 01:58 PM

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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is poised to set up over 100 satellite offices across the country in a bid to bolster its role in President Duterte's war on drugs.

PDEA director Isidro Lapeña said the plan will cover the construction of 81 provincial offices, 5 district offices in Metro Manila, and 33 offices in other urban areas.

PDEA operatives stand on guard during the destruction of confiscated illegal drugs in Trece Martires, Cavite, February 16, 2017. Romeo Ranoco, Reuters

The project is expected to strengthen PDEA's intelligence gathering and coordination with local police units.

PDEA currently has only 18 regional offices.

DZMM TeleRadyo, 5 March 2017