Saturday, 21 October, 2017

Duterte pulls police off drugs crackdown

Duterte gestures as he delivers his speech during the oath taking of Philippine National Police star rank officers at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila Philippines Duterte gestures as he delivers his speech during the oath taking of PNP star rank officers in Manila Thomson Reuters
Sammy Stanley | 13 October, 2017, 04:52

Over 100 organizations have asked Apple to remove games from its app store featuring Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

Oplan Tokhang and Oplan Double Barrel Reloaded are among the programs that have been stopped following Dela Rosa's order, according to a report from radio dzMM.

Carlos said the PNP's Drug Enforcement Group, a national operational support unit with the mission and function to be the lead unit in police anti-drug operations, remains.

The President instructed the PNP, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and other agencies involved in drug war to just relay information related to the anti-drug campaign to PDEA.

Cascolan said the PNP's Drug Enforcement Group will remain as a unit.

Police waged an all-out war against illegal drugs upon Duterte's orders.

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It was suspended in January amid controversy over rogue cops' involvement in the kidnap-slay of a South Korean businessman.

Madrid said police officers may still make arrests if the illegal drug transaction is happening in front of them. We'll just look for other things to work on, just not drugs for now, " said PNP Director General Ronald Dela Rosa.

This is the second time that the PDEA will take the lead on the administration's drug war under Duterte.

In a memorandum dated October 10, Duterte directed the four agencies among others "to leave the PDEA, as a sole agency to conduct all campaigns and operations against all those who are involved in or connected with illegal drugs". In the "Anti-Illegal Drugs Campaign Plan: Double Barrel", Project Tokhang and Project High-Value Target was launched when Duterte took office on July 1, 2016.

Abella said the PDEA would now elevate the campaign against illegal drugs as it has widened its scope.

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