Duterte, Cayetano vow to go after ‘local El Chapos’
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano have vowed to go after “local El Chapos” as the 2016 tandem reaffirmed their previous pronouncement to combat the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country.
They were referring to notorious Mexican drug lord and Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who was recaptured last week six months after escaping from prison.
Duterte, who is seeking the presidency, reiterated his promise to wipe out illegal drugs within three to six months in office if ever elected president.
“I will not allow our country to become Asia’s Mexico. We will not become a narco-state,” Duterte said in a statement, noting that the problem of illegal drugs has become a national issue.
Cayetano, meanwhile, said he and the Davao mayor would combine military and police forces to “modernize” strategies in rounding up notorious drug lords in the Philippines.
“With the help of the people, we will end the reign of drug lords and make our streets safe again for our people,” the senator said, noting that 92 percent of barangays in Metro Manila were infiltrated with drugs.
On Tuesday, two Chinese-Filipino men believed to be members of international drug network “Asia Drug Network” were nabbed in Valenzuela City for the possession of P180-million worth of suspected shabu. CDG
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