PNP vows to be ‘unwavering‘ in efforts to continue drug war
The Philippine National Police (PNP) vows to maintain strong drive in its drug operations in support of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), following President Rodrigo Duterte’s order for it to take an active part again in the war on drugs.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the PNP said it would be “unwavering” in its duty to follow Duterte.
The PNP issues the statement after Duterte signed a memorandum ordering the PNP and other law enforcement agencies to support PDEA’s anti-narcotics operation.
“We are humbled by the national leadership’s recognition of our modest accomplishments against illegal drugs,” the PNP said. “The PNP maintains a strong capability to conduct police operations in support of PDEA against high value targets and lower level drug personalities.”
The PNP also said it was poised to use body cameras during operations and would allow other sectors to witness the operations . It also vowed to put more focus in “internal cleansing.” /atm
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