China gives 115 boxes of ‘anti-drug equipment’ to PH police
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa took home 115 “boxes of equipment” from China to help the police force in its intensified crackdown against bigtime drug lords and operators.
Fresh from his official trip in China with President Rodrigo Duterte, Dela Rosa told the media that the Chinese government had donated equipment to the PNP.
“We came home with a lot of equipment. We have 115 boxes of equipment for our war on drugs,” Dela Rosa said in a press conference at Camp Crame.
“As to the details, hindi ko na sasabihin kung ano ’yon para hindi malaman ng ating mga kalaban kung ano ang ating mga gamit. Para magulat na lang ang mga drug lord andyan na ‘yung pulis nahuli na sila,” he said.
(As for the details, I won’t tell you anymore to keep the information safe from our enemies. That way, the drug lords will be taken by surprise that they have already been caught.)
Dela Rosa said China will send in November its police commanders and anti-narcotics officers from Fujian Province to the Philippines to discuss the cross-border smuggling of drugs from Fujian to Isabela province in the northern region of the Philippines.
Last Sunday, two Chinese nationals from Fujian province were killed by the police when it raided a shabu (metamphetamine hydrochloride) laboratory housed in a depot owned by a former Isabela town mayor.
“‘Yung mga nahuhuli natin dito, gaya nung napatay sa Isabela, ang isa doon ang kanyang passport, hindi natin kilala ang pangalan, he came from Fujian province. Mas malapit ‘yung Fujian province sa atin so magandang cooperation ito,” he said.
(Those we catch here, like the ones killed in Isabela, one of whom, we have not identified, came from Fujian province. Fujian province is closer to us, so this is a good cooperation.)
China will not only provide anti-drug equipment to the Philippine police but it would also sponsor training and intelligence exchange with the PNP to stop the entry of the supplies used to produce shabu in the country. CDG/rga
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