The President issued the statement during the inauguration of the newest shooting range of ARMSCOR Shooting Center, Incorporated in Buhangin District, Davao City Monday.
“I think what is not really acceptable to me is some of the law enforcement at kasali na diyan ang NBI ay nasa droga (even some NBI agents are into the illegal drug trade),” Duterte said.
“I would hope that you would realize, since anyway if it is not really enough income, you might want to go somewhere else and look for another job,” he added.
Duterte said that his war against illegal drugs will not stop even with the preliminary examination being conducted by the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
“But itong sa droga, talagang (But this drugs, really)… and it will not stop the war against drugs. ICC or no ICC, it will proceed and it would last until the last day of my term,” he said.
“Considering the drugs that are flowing in the country by sea and they are just throwing it, the bins, the plastic bins with a GPS. And the drug lords here can always find them in the high seas and bring them in and it really compounds the problem also of the local industry,” he added.
According to Duterte on 2017, he was looking at a total revamp of the PNP as he disclosed that there were still a lot of rogue cops in the organization.
“I’ll tell you the truth, PNP, National Police, there are a lot of scalawags there,” Duterte said last November, 2017.
“Maybe we’ll have to revise everything. I said I need time after the busy days to ponder on it, sleep on it, and maybe come up with something,” he added.
The President said that forgiving erring policemen will not work anymore, as some only return to their extortion activities. However, he also acknowledged that not all apples inside the basket called the PNP were rotten.
“Kung papatawarin mo nang papatawarin, tapos loko-loko talaga (If you keep on forgiving but he’s really like that), an idiot would drag the entire PNP down to the drain,” he said.
“It’s not fair because most of our law enforcers, the police and even the National Bureau of Investigation, there are still few good men left there,” he said.