The police force of the Philippines has shifted from hunting drug dealers on internal cleansing

The police force of the Philippines temporarily suspended operations against drug traffickers, namely the cleaning of own ranks. About it reports Reuters.

The corresponding statement was made by the chief of police of the Philippines Ronald dela Rosa. “Beware, police-werewolves! — he declared. — From this day on we are no longer a drug war, we are at war with the bastards. We clean our ranks!” According to the case of Dew, the operation will take about a month, after which the guards will resume the hunt for drug traffickers.

Sunday, January 29, President Rodrigo Duterte announced that 40 percent of police officers are corrupt and “as vile as the gang leaders of narkotorgovtsev”.

Internal cleansing was the result of the scandal raging around the South Korean businessman Chi IK Chu. In October 2016 the armed people presented by fighters of special group on fight against drugs, took him from his home in the Philippine city of Angeles city. After that, the kidnappers got relatives from Chi a ransom of 100 thousand dollars, and withdrew all the money from his card. The body of the businessman was later found near the headquarters of the police. As it turned out, he was strangled a few hours after the abduction.

The campaign against drugs started in the Philippines in may 2016 — right after Duterte Rodrigo took office. In December it was reported that since the election of Duarte the head of the state police killed more than two thousand people in operations against drug traffickers and those who uses them.

10 Jan Filipino leader swore to kill officials involved in drug trafficking. He also said that he has a list of civil servants, which involves about 10 thousand names of the mayors, provincial governors, police officers, suspected of links with organized crime.