Guevarra asks PDEA: Turn over narco list with prosecutors’ names
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has made a formal request to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to hand over the names of prosecutors in the drug watch list.
“I sent my letter to PDEA yesterday,” Guevarra said on Tuesday (April 2).
So far, Guevarra said the PDEA has yet to reply to his letter.
“Wala pa,” he noted.
The Secretary has already vowed he himself will lead the investigation of prosecutors placed in the drug watch list.
“Once identified and there’s scintilla of evidence, I myself will lead the investigation against them,” he said.
“That is just unacceptable,” he stressed about the involvement of some prosecutors in the narcotics trade.
PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino had earlier revealed there 10 prosecutors and 13 judges in its drugs watch list.