Duterte claims to hunt 150 drug-related judges, politicians and officers

Sunday, 7 August, 2016 - 16:00

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte released a list of 150 high officials, judges, militaries, police officers related to drug organized crime nets. President read the list on national television and called the mentioned people as traitors.

He urged the supposed perpetrators to surrender to the justice, or he promised that he “I will order the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the entire Philippine National Police to hunt” them. All the security bodies, that were ordered to protect those mentioned, were told to stop perform their duties and return to their HQ.

The new Philippine President came to power claiming to eradicate drug criminal nets using harsh measures. His uncompromised activity provoked the negative reaction of Western and local liberal media, because of mass killings of drug dealers.