President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. said he will stand with the head of the Narcotics Enforcement Agency (NEA) in line with the recent news of the officer’s car being burned by an unknown suspect, an incident interpreted as a retaliation by those who might be involved in illicit drug trade.

The president said that the incident is “unjust and sad” but it could be taken as a sign that the director and the whole NEA is doing a “great job” in curbing the prevalence of dangerous drugs in the country.

“Our thoughts and prayers go to director Aguon as well as the people that work with him,” the president said.

The president further explained that he had met with the director after the incident who said that his passion for his job was not lessened by it.

“The government is more resolved and supportive and will do what it takes to stop this drug war,” he said.

Aguon’s Ford Expedition car was charred after an unknown suspect set it on fire on October 11 at 2am. The director previously divulged to the media that this incident might be related to the drug-related cases they are working on.

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is still conducting an investigation on the incident. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)