Philippines’ Duterte pulls police off drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he had ordered all police to stop prosecuting his deadly war on drugs as he sought to cleanse the force of widespread corruption. “I have ordered the police to stop all operations,” Duterte said during a speech to give military awards at the presidential palace. However the crackdown, which has seen more than 6,000 people killed in seven months, was set to continue with Duterte ordering the military and a drug enforcement agency under the president’s office to carry on. Duterte’s comments came a day after he described the police force as “corrupt to the core”, following a series of scandals in which officers were accused of using the drug war as cover for murder, kidnapping, robbery and extortion.

Published by Naresh Sagar

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