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Duterte’s 46 on narcolist unlikely wrong —PDEA

The narcolist President Rodrigo Duterte bared last week is unlikely to have any error, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said on Monday.

PDEA spokesman Derrick Carreon said the 46 names Duterte disclosed as involved in illegal drugs had already been vetted by several agencies.

"May code 'yan na tinatawag eh. A1 and then may X, Y, Z pa 'yan eh. 'Yan 'yung A1 na verified or validated by other agencies," Derrick Carreon said on CNN Philippines.

"Kung baga, sinala na po ng iba't-ibang intelligence agencies. Very far-fetched na magkamali ka pa dito," he added.

"There were some questions about nagkaroon ng typo. Eh, nung tiningnan po namin 'yung binigay namin sa Office of the President and then sa SILG, wala namang typo doon," Carreon said.

On Thursday, the Chief Executive bared the identities of 46 politicians included in the government's list of personalities allegedly involved in illegal drugs.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government said the 46 personalities Duterte named were already facing complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with their alleged drug activities.

Meanwhile, at least five local government executives and one lawmaker named in the narcolist have denied their supposed involvement in the illegal drug trade.

Carreon said PDEA respected the reactions of those included on the list.

The PDEA official also reiterated that the inclusion of the 46 politicians in the narcolist was a product of almost 14 months of revalidation of local government agencies.

Carreon said other personalities were still being validated by authorities. —NB, GMA News