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Unorthodox method vs Mexican drug cartel

/ 09:29 PM December 27, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – If the Mexican drug cartel gains a foothold in the country, we’re done for.

Drug-related murders would become prevalent and drug gangs would be battling police in the streets like in Mexico and Colombia.

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This early, the police should not hesitate to carry out “special ops” or unorthodox methods in dealing with the Mexican drug syndicate to discourage it from operating in the country.

Look at Davao City, which is practically free of the drug problem.

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Drug traffickers and pushers avoid Davao City like the plague because they know that vigilantes who call themselves the “Davao death squad” will execute them once they enter the area.

The drug problem can be solved if the government adopts the Davao City solution.

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A couple of years ago, a Chinese drug gang tried to operate in the city.

When the gang got busted, all of its members were killed, their bodies ending up in medical schools for laboratory experiments.

From then on, no other foreign drug gang ever set foot in the city.

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A customs official is fond of criticizing his fellow officials when he is more corrupt than they are, according to an insider.

The customs insider told this columnist that the customs official’s subordinates accept bribes from smugglers with his blessings.

“If you accept bribes from players (smugglers), word gets around fast,” said the customs insider.

Payoffs from smugglers take place outside the customs zone like in restaurants and hotel rooms.

One payoff was even carried out inside the Antipolo Church, said the unimpeachable source.

The official’s activities have reached President Aquino,  who regrets having appointed him, according to the source.

When you live in a glass house, don’t throw rocks at your neighbor’s.

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Siblings Mayor Junjun and Sen. Nancy Binay had just left the house of their sister, Rep. Abigail Binay, when the standoff at Dasmariñas Village happened.

For those who missed the story, Junjun ordered the arrest of the guards who prevented them from using the Banyan Road gate which was already closed for the night.

Dasmariñas is an enclave of the super rich and a house in the village costs hundreds of millions of pesos.

If Abigail owns the house she lives in, where did she get the money to buy it?

Why doesn’t the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) investigate Abigail for owning such an expensive house?

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There were no closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 which could have recorded the shooting incident a week ago.

The shooting incident resulted in the deaths of a Zamboanga del Sur town mayor, his wife, his nephew and a one-year-old boy.

Imagine, a world-class airport terminal without CCTV cameras!

Why? Blame it on Jose Angel Honrado, general manager of the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa).

Honrado, a retired Air Force general and relative of the President, allegedly declared a failure of bidding after his friends didn’t win in the public bidding to supply Naia 3 with CCTV cameras.

As a result, two of Honrado’s subordinates, Salvador Peñaflor, assistant general manager for security, and Alger Tan, airport police department manager, resigned.

Peñaflor and Tan are both retired Air Force generals.

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