PDEA chief asks Leni Robredo: ‘Why need a list of high-value drug targets?’

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MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Aaron Aquino said Friday there is no need for Vice President Leni Robredo to obtain a list of high-value targets as she had reportedly requested.

Aquino said he heard that Leni Robredo made the request during her meeting with the law enforcement cluster of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) on Thursday.

“Meron atang hinihingi na lists. One example ‘yung list ng high-value targets. So I think, nag-iisip naman ako bakit kailangan niya in the first place. Wala naman sa mandates namin ‘yun, na kailangan kumuha ng listahan ng high-value targets,” he said in a phone interview.

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