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PNP: No need for external probe of drug campaign

PNP: No need for external probe of drug campaign

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The Philippine National Police on Tuesday said there was no need for international human rights groups to investigate the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs.

“This matter is best addressed by the executive department. The PNP submits to the better judgment and wisdom of higher authorities. At best, we can only express an opinion that any foreign body that will conduct an investigation here of local crime incidents may be unnecessary,” PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde said.

Albayalde was reacting to a statement of London-based human rights organization Amnesty International, urging the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate human rights violations in the Philippine government’s campaign against illegal drugs.

He said that while he respected the AI’s stand, he maintained that the Philippines had a fully functional criminal justice system with jurisdiction over such domestic legal questions that needed to be resolved through a formal judicial process.

“Matters involving foreign diplomatic policy are beyond the authority of the police to tread on. Allegations of killings were never proven. All our anti-illegal drugs operations continue to be conducted within the bounds of the law with utmost respect for human rights,” Albayalde said.

Based on the PNP data from July 2016 to the present, the PNP has arrested a total of 240,565 drug personalities and cleared over 12,000 barangays of illegal drug trafficking and abuse, according to the PNP chief.

Albyalde said the drug campaign continued because it was part of the promise of President Duterte to eliminate the illegal drug problem in the country.

“As what I have promised since I assumed this post, we will not relax, we will not relent. We will fulfill the vision of our President of a drug-free Philippines,” he said.

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