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Bato Says Other Police Organizations Wanted To Copy Ph's Anti-Drug War Campaign

Bato Says Other Police Organizations Wanted To Copy Ph’s Anti-Drug War Campaign

| On 02, Oct 2017

Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said international police organization wanted to copy the anti-drugs campaign of the Philippines.

Bato, who just arrived in the country, after attending the 86th International Police Organization (Interpol) General Assembly in Beijing, China, said other police organizations are impressed to the anti-drug campaign of the Duterte Administration.

He said police organizations from other countries wanted to use the country’s campaign as their model.

“Humahanga sila, yung Interpol. Lahat ng kapulisan sa buong mundo humahanga sila sa ginagawa natin dito,” said Bato.

However, the PNP counterparts were having difficulties.

“Sabi nila gusto nila kasi the problem of drugs is not only sa Pilipinas, sa buong mundo halos may problema. Gusto nila kopyahin pero nahirapan sila.”

Before Bato left the country, he said the 86th Interpol General Assembly will gather police organization from other territories to tackle “non-political” topics such as illegal drugs, cybercrime, and much more.

“Posible na mapag-usapan ang illegal drug problem dahil isa ‘yan sa tinututukan. Illicit drug trafficking, cyber crime, anything na hindi political tinitignan. Sharing iyan ng different police organizations of their experiences, best practices,” Bato said.

Based on the figure released by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), a total of 3,811 drug personalities were killed from July 2016 to August 2017 this year. This doesn’t include the drug suspects killed by unknown gunmen.

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