The Ministry of Justice’s announcement of the $5,000 reward for informants that could provide information about illegal drug transactions and suspects had led to promising leads in drugs-related operations, according to Narcotics Enforcement Agency (NEA) Director Ismael Aguon.

In an interview with Island Times yesterday, August 2, Aguon said that NEA had received promising leads following their announcement of the bounty.

“I would like to emphasize that the reward is there and we want more information because the sooner that we can react to better reports, the better that we can prevent it (drugs) from getting into our kids,” Aguon expressed.

Aguon, however, emphasized that they still need more information from the public as number of informants had been dwindling below 10 in the last two weeks.

Aguon encouraged the public to report to them suspicious person that might be involved in illegal drugs transactions and they will take care of the investigation on the subject.

Authorities had assured that the names of informants will be kept confidential.

The NEA Director also assured that they are not only working on eradicating the drug problems in the streets but also inside the government offices.

“There is no place that is not touched by the NEA. We’re in the offices. We’re out in the public. When the information is right, we’re at the residences,” Aguon said.

Previously, Vice President and Minister of Justice Raynold Oilouch together with Director Aguon had 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. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)