The President of the Philippines demanded to kill only the big drug dealers

The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte asked the security personnel to stop killing minor drug dealers on the streets and focus on major goals. About it reports Reuters.

“Now we are working with higher echelons and their protectors in the ranks of officials,” — said the press Secretary Philippine leader Ernesto Abella. According to him, the street sales of the drug have dropped significantly due to the effective work of law enforcement officers, and now it needs to take on workers anti-drug Agency.

The campaign against drugs started in the Philippines in may 2016 — right after the President Duterte took office. According to the latest data, after the election of Duarte head of state in operations against drug traffickers killed about 12.5 thousand people, and nearly 4 thousand of them were killed by the police. International human rights organizations have repeatedly accused the Philippine’s leader in the creation of the so-called death squads that are involved in extrajudicial killings of suspects in drug trafficking.

The police claim that the suspects always resist arrest and kill them that is why.