Duterte effect: Now 23 ‘narco mayors’ to be named, says top cop

(From The Philippine Star)

After the five narco generals of the police force, the drug mayors – at least 23 of them – are about to be named by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Rodrigo Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte

“The President has the list of these local executives involved in illegal drugs. I can’t reveal their identities, only the President can make public their names,” Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald de la Rosa said.

He said the President may ask the Department of the Interior and Local Government to take action against the local government officials linked to drugs.

Earlier, Duterte publicly accused five active and retired police generals of coddling drug syndicates. They were retired police deputy director general Marcelo Garbo Jr., retired chief superintendent and now Daanbantayan, Cebu Mayor Vicente Loot, Director Joel Pagdilao, Chief Supts. Edgar Tinio and Bernardo Diaz. Read More

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