Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he is offering money reward and free air tickets to Hong Kong to cops who eliminate fellow rogue cops involved in illegal drugs trading in the country.
"If you want money reward and a free ticket to Hongkong go after them (rogue cops), no questions asked. I would not be asking who killed them," he said.
Duterte also promised to pardon any convicted policemen for fulfilling this job. He also warned rogue cops involved in illegal drugs that they will have a big price to pay. "If a police officer gets into trouble in the performance of his duty, I will not allow you to be jailed, " Duterte added as he promised cops to be promoted to the next higher rank.
The Philippine president also offered USD 40 thousand as a reward to any cop who can neutralize rogue cops protecting the illegal drug trade and industry. Delivering more fearless words, Duterte even dared policemen to go after mayors and lawmakers involved in the narcotics trade.
Explaining why he is mad at the drug trade, Duterte said that the illegal drugs are destroying the future of the country as he threw back the questions to the cops, " if the youth get hooked into drugs today, who will buy the medicine of the older people in the future? Who will pay for their hospital bills?
Earlier, policemen under the supervision of Police Director Jovie Espenido raided the house of Ozamis Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and killed him along with 15 others. Parojinog was suspected to be one of the most influential drug traders operating in the Southern Philippines, according to government authorities.