President Remengesau Commends the Ministry of Justice and the Senate JGA Committee Oversight Hearing and Commits to Ensuring Accountability of Drug Evidence

For Immediate Release
Serial No. PR-18-087
January 29, 2018
Office of the President

President Remengesau Commends the Ministry of Justice and the Senate JGA Committee Oversight Hearing and Commits to Ensuring Accountability of Drug Evidence

President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. commends the Ministry of Justice and the Senate Judiciary and Government Affairs Committee for dispelling rumors and allegations of missing drug evidence from the Police Department in their recent Senate oversight hearing on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

President Remengesau further expressed commitment toward a stronger partnership with the Ministry of Justice and Vice President Raynold B. Oilouch to ensure continued accountability of all evidence under the Ministry’s custody.

The Ministry of Justice through the creation of the Narcotics Enforcement Agency have significantly increased efforts to reduce illegal drug trafficking and related activities in the Republic, provide rehabilitation services to persons suffering from drug and substance abuse as well as educate the public of the harmful effects of drug use and drug involvement.

President Remengesau and Vice President Oilouch continue to work to strengthen policies and regulations to this effect, including through the legislative process such as the proposed legislation submitted to the 10th OEK on January 19 seeking to tighten bail procedures and disrupt the trafficking of methamphetamine by persons awaiting formal court proceedings.

The oversight hearing held at the Old OEK Building in Koror was attended by Vice President and Minister of Justice Raynold B. Oilouch, Attorney General Ernestine Rengiil, and NEA Director Ismael Aguon with MOJ Officers. It was presided by Senate Floor Leader and JGA Committee Chairman Kerai Mariur.

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