Upon the enactment of RA 9165, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency was created and activated. Under the new set up, the PNP Narcotics Group including the 2nd Regional Narcotics Office had been abolished as a result of the reorganization of the Philippine drug law enforcement. And so, in July 2002, PSI JAIME N DE VERA was designated as the Officer-In-Charge for PDEA Regional Office 02 replacing PCI JOSEPH B PEÑAFLOR who was then the Regional Chief of the abolished 2nd Regional Narcotics Office. As such, the following named personnel of the 2RNO continued to perform their tasks on detail service with the PDEA as drug enforcement operatives, namely: SPO3 Alejandro R Quebalayan, SPO3 Valeriano B Parallag, PO3 Melanio R Masigan Jr., SPO2 Julito M Simangan, SPO1 Jose B. Camaso, SPO1 Danilo P Natividad, SPO1 Joaquin G Accad, PO3 Robert F Corpuz, PO3 Peter C Almares, PO3 Miguel A Aboli, PO3 Emilio Guyang, Elmer C Gacias, Emmanuel M. Quienes, Avelino S Bacena, PO2 Luzceria B Cayot. SPO1 Elmer Annang, PO3 Gaspar Talaue.
In 2003, PSUPT ROLEN C BALQUIN was designated as the Acting Regional Director, PDEA RO2. However, when PSUPT BALQUIN was reassigned. PINSP JAIME N DE VERA was designated as the Deputy Regional Director for Operations while PSINSP RONALD TAGAO was the Deputy Regional Director for Administration. In 2005 however, PSSUPT DONARDO I TORRES became the ARD, PDEA RO2 until his retirement in April 2006.
On February 16, 2006, Marijuana eradication was conducted at Sitio Binbin, Brgy Biruk, Dupax Del Sur, Nueva Vizcaya wherein approximately 10,000 MJ plants were destroyed.
In May 2006, PSUPT BERNARDO A BORRINAGA took the place of PSSUPT TORRES after his retirement. Under his term, three (3) big time drug personalities were arrested on July 13, 2006 in the persons of Moises Atuban, Robert Ada-ol and Francisco Waygan from whom 19,618.91 grams of Marijuana Hashish was confiscated.
However, PSUPT BORRINAGA’s term was short-lived due to his assignment as the Superintendent of the PDEA Academy in July 2006, and on July 16, 2006, PCI PRIMITIVO C BAYONGAN JR came to Office as the Officer-In-Charge of PDEA, RO2 to date.
On August 15, 2006 Nasroding Hassan Y Pundato, leader of Nasro Syndicated Drug Group operating in Santiago City was arrested during the conduct of a buy bust operation at Santiago City from whom more or less Ten(10) grams of shabu was confiscated.