Senators cite ex-PDEA agent Morales for contempt, order his detention

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines — Senators moved to cite for contempt and consequently ordered the detention of former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agent Jonathan Morales for reportedly “continuously lying” before the chamber.

Senator Jinggoy Estrada made the motion on Monday after he supposedly caught Morales in a web of lies.

Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, chairman of the Senate panel on dangerous drugs leading the probe on the allegedly leaked PDEA documents, accepted Estrada’s motion.

The documents repeatedly mentioned in the hearing pertains to an alleged PDEA’s Authority to Operate and a Pre-Operation Report dated March 11, 2012 against high profile personalities linked to illegal drugs.

Morales was the signatory to the alleged documents.