Kiara Lauren Ibanez/Benjamin Cuaresma
MANILA — The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs officially turned over three units of handheld narcotics identification devices to the Bureau of Customs (BOC).
Present during the handover of RIGAKU Raman Spectrometer were US Drug Enforcement Agency Attache Christopher Adduci, Philippine Director for Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Ms. Kelia Cummins and other US DEA officials (attached photo).
BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero, together with the BOC Deputy Commissioners, received the illegal drug detection devices that will be used to further enhance the capacity of illegal drugs detection of the bureau and strengthen border security and protection against illegal narcotics.Guerrero thanked the United States government, through its Embassy, for its continued support to the BOC in Information and Subject Matter Expert Exchanges and increased interdiction measures against illegal drugs towards strengthening border. (AI/FC/MTVN)