Blast rocks PDEA office in Pangasinan

Posted at 08/05/12 4:27 PM

MANILA, Philippines - A blast rocked the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s (PDEA) office in Pangasinan last Thursday following the death of an alleged pusher in a high-risk anti-drug operation there.

PDEA Director General Undersecretary Jose S. Gutierrez, Jr. alleged the attack was in retaliation for the death of Asis Hadji Modior of Barangay Camantiles, Urdaneta City in Pangasinan.

Modior was killed earlier in the day when he opened fire at undercover agents who tried to arrest him while in the act of selling a sachet of shabu to a PDEA poseur buyer.

Gutierrez said, “This underscores and emphasizes the seriously high-risk nature of anti-drug operations. However, we will not cower in fear as a result of these isolated incidents of terroristic attacks. We will remain vigilant and ready to serve and protect the Filipino people from the clutches of the drug menace at all times.”

He already ordered PDEA Regional Office I Director Roybel M. Sanchez to conduct a thorough investigation in collaboration with the Urdaneta City Police.