The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has executed an agreement with Lalamove Philippines Inc. and Lala App Philippines Inc. to help curb illegal drug trafficking in the country.
PDEA has recently seen the use of door-to-door services or apps by drug traffickers.
The agreement was formally signed by PDEA Director General Wilkins M. Villanueva and April Dannah Majarocon, Managing Director of Lalamove Philippines, on Tuesday at the PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City.
“There are instances where accredited delivery service drivers have unknowingly became conduits of drug trade by accepting delivery orders from persons engaged in illegal drug trafficking,” Villanueva said.
Under the agreement, Lalamove Philippines pledged to cooperate and coordinate closely with PDEA to report suspicious packages, and assist in its effort to eliminate illegal drug trade by implementing policies on drug-free workplace in its premises, as well as ensure that their accredited delivery service drivers are not involved in illegal drugs activities. SOVEREIGNPH