Narcotics Enforcement Agency (NEA) Director Ismael Aguon said that he is thankful for the initiative of other people to hold a fundraiser to support him, saying that this is a message that the community is united against criminals and drug dealers.
“I don’t know what to say. I’m not used to this,” Aguon said in response to the fundraiser initiative organized to support him after his properties were destroyed by arsonists, adding that he is just doing his job as a public servant.
Aguon said that it is a reality that there is a drug problem in Palau but that the recent drastic things that happened to him could be an indicator that their fight against illegal drugs is “strong.”
Aguon speculated that the people behind the burning of his properties were trying to send a message that if they could do it to him, then they could also do it to the other citizens.
The NEA Director said that he will continue the campaign against drugs for as long as it’s worth doing to save kids and everyone who is trying to make an honest living.
Director Aguon’s Ford Expedition car was razed by an unknown arsonist on October 11, prompting the government, particularly the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to conduct a fundraiser on November 8 at the Did ra Ngmatl, Koror from 9am to 5pm. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)