The Narcotics Enforcement Agency (NEA) had officially announced that up to $5,000 will be rewarded to individuals who can provide officers with information that could lead to the seizure of hard drugs and arrest and conviction of drug users and pushers.

In a public notice advertised through the newspaper, NEA reiterated that the current administration has zero-tolerance policy against hard drugs such as Methamphetamine (ICE), Cocaine, Heroin, Morphine, and other similar substances.

“…The Government is aggressively investigating and prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law anyone who is involved in the use, possession, manufacture, sale and/or trafficking of hard drugs,” the notice read.

Previously, Vice President and Minister of Justice Raynold Oilouch together with Narcotics Enforcement Agency (NEA) Director Ismael Aguon had also announced during a press conference that a bounty amounting up to $5,000 will await individuals who can provide information that will lead to arrest of drug traffickers.

This happens after the government expressed its disappointment on the recent dismissal of drug cases in Palau based on failure to comply with the speedy trial.

Authorities asked the public to report valuable information via 488-4952 or 775-3339, vowing that identities of informants will be kept confidential.  (Rhealyn C. Pojas)