Menu

Duterte warns cops involved in drug trade: I'll kill you |...

Duterte warns cops involved in drug trade: I'll kill you

Shared/Posted: Jun 06, 2016 at 08:47am

244
Number of Views


MANILA, Philippines – In line with his campaign promise of stamping out the proliferation of illegal drugs in the Philippines, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte gave fair warning he will kill policemen involved in the drug trade.


"'Pag nandiyan ka pa sa droga, ipapapatay kita. Don't take this as a joke. Hindi ako nagpapatawa. Putangina, papatayin talaga kita," Duterte said before thousands of supporters during his thanksgiving party in Davao City Saturday night, June 4.

(If you are still involved in the drug trade, I'll have you killed. Don't take this as a joke. I'm not trying to earn laughs. Son of a bitch, I'll really kill you.)

Duterte, who is set to be sworn in as the next Philippine president in a few weeks, won the presidential race on a campaign promise of stopping crime and illegal drugs.

He had earlier issued similar warnings, and had publicly declared he would allow the killing of criminals who try to resist arrest.

"If you destroy my country, I will kill you. If you destroy the youth of this country, I will kill you," he reiterated during the Saturday event.

Duterte has also offered million-peso bounties for the capture or death of drug lords. He told his supporters that a dead drug lord would merit a P5 million reward, while the amount would be short of several thousands of pesos if the drug lord is captured alive.

Meanwhile, a dead distributor of illegal drugs would be worth a P3 million bounty, and P2.9 million if alive.

Earlier this week, Duterte said he would issue a "dead or alive" order to law enforcers in the fight against drugs.

He said then, "I’m not saying you kill them but the order is 'dead or alive.'"

'Do it yourself'

The president-elect has also endorsed the arrest and capture of those involved in the drug trade by ordinary civilians.

He had earlier said that he planned to arm select people in each barangay to fight drug syndicates, but said that these people must have minimum knowledge of gun haning and law enforcement.

In his Saturday speech, however, he said that those in the community may do the arrest themselves if needed.

"Kayong nandyan sa neighborhood ninyo (Those among you in your respective neighborhoods), feel free to call us, the police, or do it yourself if you have the gun, you have my support," he said.

Duterte added that should the suspect resist arrest and fights, "you can kill him."

"Pag sinabi mo, 'sumama ka sa akin sa istasyon (When you say, 'Come with me to the station)', because I have to bring you to the station. In an arrest, you must overcome the resistance of the criminal. And if he fights, and he fights to death, you can kill him," Duterte said.

He added, "Only if your life is in danger, at lumaban, at may baril din at kutsilyo, barilin mo (and there is resistance and is armed with a gun or knife, shoot). I'll give you a medal."


Kindly refer to the origin of this news.


Related News.

Thousands of drug pushers, users in biggest surrender under Duterte

TAGUM CITY - Thousands of self-confessed drug pushers and users turned themselves in to authorities on Saturday in the...

Duterte on TV different from Duterte in person, Leni Robredo says

President Rodrigo Duterte on TV is quite different from the one she met in person, Vice President Leni Robredo said on...

Duterte EO hands extensive supervisory powers to 2 aides

MANILA, Philipines — Two of President Rodrigo Duterte’s closest aides were given extensive supervisory powers in...

Cops shoot rookie policeman high on drugs

MANILA, Philippines – It was a scene straight out of an action movie.

Comments: (0)

We’d love to hear from you so please feel free to feedback or comments below.

Add Comment
Clear

DISCLAIMER: Views and opinions expressed herein are those of the sender and do not necessarily reflect the views of MinedBP.com!

Your comment is subject for moderation by our system administrators.