Senate panel cites ex-PDEA agent Morales for contempt, orders detention

(GMA NEWS) The Senate public order and dangerous drugs committee on Monday cited former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agent Jonathan Morales in contempt for “continuously lying” before the panel about his personal data sheet (PDS) when he was applying in the anti-drug agency.

Morales was the one who claimed to have signed the supposed leaked PDEA pre-operation report in 2012 which linked now President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and actress Maricel Soriano to illegal drugs.

It was Senator Jinggoy Estrada who moved to cite Morales in contempt as he grilled the former PDEA agent during the hearing for allegedly “misrepresenting” himself in his PDS submitted to PDEA by indicating that he was not dropped from the Philippine National Police roll and was not dismissed and suspended from service.

With no objection from other committee members, Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa approved the motion.

Morales was then brought to the Senate detention cell.—AOL, GMA Integrated News