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9 PNP Generals, BOC Allegedly Involved in Illegal Drug Trades Put in Hot Water

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is now investigating the nine (9) police generals who were accused of being involved in illegal drug trades.

When President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office, he announced that nine PNP generals were implicated in the illegal drug trade in the Philippines. In his State of the Nation Address (SONA), Duterte expressed his displeasure with government officials for facilitating the growth of illegal narcotics in the country.

PNP Generals Drug Trades

According to the president, he then ordered former PNP commander and current Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa to pulverize the drug enterprise with the police in what would ultimately turn into a brutal drug war that resulted in the deaths of over 6,000 alleged drug personalities.

“Look where they are and if you find them, destroy the apparatus, destroy all from the manufacturers to the peddlers because we are fighting a drug war that is being participated in the business by nine generals of the PNP,” Duterte said.

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He said even the Bureau of Customs (BOC) was then part of the operation for the importation of illegal drugs. “I did not know that I was fighting my own government. Customs and everyone else was facilitating the importation of drugs.”

Thousands of Filipinos are jailed for drug trafficking every day, and the police confiscate billions of illegal substances every day. Duterte claimed that, despite the absence of drug laboratories in the Philippines, illegal drugs are still prevalent due to the fact that drug trafficking has switched to tugboats.

“Yong mga naiwan ngayon are doing the importation. The citizens of another country cook their shabus in their tugboat or something, and they throw out the products contained in the plastic bags, with GPS attached… so that the importers here can find them easily,” Duterte revealed.

Meanwhile, PNP Chief Police Gen. Guillermo Eleazar has ordered a thorough investigation into Duterte’s assertion made during his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday night. The PNP will conduct a thorough investigation into this subject and will identify the high-ranking PNP officials who have been suspected of illegal drug activity.

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