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AFP SET TO BACK PDEA IN WAR ON DRUGS



Government troops are set to back the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) as it takes the helm in the fight against illegal drugs.

AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año said his men are ready to support the government's anti-drug campaign, citing an existing memorandum of agreement with PDEA.

AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año said his men are ready to support the government's anti-drug campaign, citing an existing memorandum of agreement with PDEA.PDEA will now take the lead in all the campaigns and operations of the drug war, as the PNP takes a backseat on the campaign.

AFP Public Affairs Chief Col. Edgard Arevalo said his agency has expanded its joint counter-intelligence task unit with NOAH, an ad hoc committee created to launch drug-related counter-intelligence operations.