President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted to giving policemen money to run after drug suspects.
In a speech on the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption’s (VACC) 19th anniversary, Duterte mentioned the money is used as “marked money” in transactions with suspected drug sellers.
“Binibigyan ko ng pera ng pulis, totoo ‘yan. We are trying to stop drug trafficking,” he mentioned.
“Ang pulis, ‘pag binigyan mo ng pera ‘yan, gamitin ‘yung pera pambili, that money — marked money — becomes the property of the case filed. It can no longer be retrieved,” Duterte defined.
The President, who used to be a prosecutor, mentioned drug suspects can solely be charged with possession of unlawful medicine if no transaction passed off.
He mentioned he has been giving the police money to go after drug suspects even when he was the mayor of Davao City.
“Pagka possession lang ‘yan, may pera ‘yan sila, out, tomorrow or the day after, naka-bail na ‘yan,” he mentioned.
There had been experiences by international information companies that the killing spree that has occurred for the reason that begin of Duterte’s time period was prompted by the monetary rewards to policemen who shoot drug suspects useless.