Sure na ba kayo? Guevarra rues ‘premature’ inclusion of prosecutors in PDEA watch list
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra believes it was premature for the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to declare that there are prosecutors in its drug watch list.
Guevarra pointed out that the PDEA has admitted it has yet to conclude its validation of the prosecutors in the list.
“It is regretful that PDEA announced it before validation because everyone in the prosecutions service, as well as judges in the judiciary, became a suspect at this point when the names are being withheld,” Guevarra said.
Earlier, PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino disclosed there are 10 prosecutors and 13 judges in its drug watch list.
Because of this, Guevarra said he himself will lead the investigation of the prosecutors in the list.
However, Guevarra lamented the PDEA refused to give him the list due to ongoing validation.
“I will just wait for the results of their validation,” said Guevarra regarding the investigation he will conduct.