Duterte SONA rekindles PNP desire to probe generals involved in drugs
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday ordered a thorough investigation into the reported involvement of nine police generals in drug trafficking, as President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned in his final State of the Nation Address (Sona).
Duterte made the revelation when he lamented during Monday’s Sona that he is fighting his own government in his war on drugs campaign.
“Iimbestigahan nating mabuti ang bagay na ito,” Eleazar said in a statement. “Aalamin at tutukuyin natin ang matataas na opisyal sa PNP na sinasabing sangkot sa iligal na droga.”
(We will investigate this thing thoroughly. We will look into this and identify the ranking PNP officials involved in illegal drugs.)
“Uulitin ko, walang puwang ang organisasyon para sa mga tiwaling pulis, lalo na ang sangkot sa iligal na droga,” he added.
(I repeat, there is no space for this organization for corrupt policeman, especially those who are involved in illegal drugs.)
In 2018, Duterte also named a police director and generals who are said to be involved in illegal drugs. All of them denied the allegations.
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