MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday said Mexico’s Sinaloa illegal drugs cartel is using the Philippines for transhipment.
In his speech during the courtesy call of volunteers of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) in Malacanang, the President said the Mexican illegal drugs cartel is now using the Philippines for transhipment because the US has strengthened its drive against illegal drugs.
“I’m telling you now. I will never, never, never, foist a lie. That is the truth,” he said.
This information was among the reasons why the President has strengthened the government’s nationwide anti-illegal drugs campaign.
President Duterte said that if he is not able to eradicate the illegal drugs problem it would be a problem forever.
“Seven years from now, double the addicts, by the increase, then we will have the narcopolitics,” he warned.
The President has repeatedly warned about the dangers on the use of shabu or metamphetamine because of its chemical components.
Citing forensics’ statement, the President said a year of continuous usage of shabu would shrink a user’s brain and it cannot be resolved through rehabilitation.
The Chief Executive said shabu addicts are very dangerous because they commit crime like stealing and rape and the situation has resulted to a drug war.
“You want me to fight the drug war, I am not fighting a crisis, I am fighting a war,” he noted.
President Duterte earlier named several personalities allegedly were among the major players in the domestic illegal drugs industry and these include a certain Wu Tuan, alias Peter Go, who is currently detained at the New Bilibid Prisons; Peter Lim alias “Jaguar”; and Herbert Colangco.
He has also exposed the names of several active and retired police officers allegedly involved in illegal drugs trade and these are retired Police Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo and General Vicente Loot and police generals Bernando Diaz, Joel Pagdilao, and Eduardo Tinio. Joann Santiago/PNA/ northboundasia.com