A total of P4.6 million in cash rewards were given to Sixteen informants by the Philippine Drug Engforcement Agency (PDEA) during its 10th Anniversary Celebration on July 30, 2012.
PDEA Operation Private Eye (OPE) is a reward and incentive scheme of PDEA designed to encourage private citizens to report any suspected illegal drug activities in their community.
The Private Eye Rewards Committee, composed of members from academe, non-government organizations, law enforcement, religious and business sectors, has approved in a resolution granting a total of P4,657,232.97 monetary rewards to the sixteen informants following a careful deliberation.
PDEA Director General Jose S. Gutierrez, Jr. lauded the sixteen informants identified through their codenames as: Mariam, Boy, Nora, Lando, Swako, Kani, Rox, Danica San Miguel, Totoy, Alex Chow, Aries, Tubo, Isay, Chipmunks, Pajero and Paro Paro, for providing information which led to the arrest of several notorious drug personalities and the confiscation of illegal drugs.
“Our sixteen informants were identified only by their codenames in order to ensure their security and protect their identity. All information we receive through Operation Private Eye are being handled with utmost confidentiality,” Gutierrez said.
Among the informants, Mariam received the biggest reward worth more than P1 million pesos for the information which led to the discovery and dismantling of a medium scale clandestine laboratory, the arrest of Chinese drug personalities, and the recovery of a sizable amount of shabu somewhere in Muntinlupa in the early part of 2012.