Duterte offers P2M bounty on cops protecting drug trade
President Rodrigo Duterte is placing a P2-million bounty on the heads of members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who are protecting the drug trade in the country.
“I am inclined to place a reward on their head, the members of the PNP who are protecting drug syndicates in this country,” Duterte said in his speech at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Monday.
“I am placing on their head P2 million,” he added.
The President said his war against drugs would be bloody.
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“I will be harsh as I can ever be,” he said.
“I will not relent. The campaign will be continuous. I will finish this war against corruption, drugs, and crime,” he added.
The 71-year-old chief executive said he would take full take responsibility for his no-nonsense war against illegal drugs as he told police authorities to step up their campaign.
“I will go to prison for you,” he said.
Duterte has earlier named top police officials allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade. RAM/rga
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