Now that small-time street criminals are either dead or on the run, it’s time President Duterte went after the big fish in the illegal drug trade.
The big-time drug traffickers are still alive in New Bilibid Prison; some are roaming the halls of Congress and various local government offices.
A provincial governor and a town mayor in Luzon who reportedly ran a “shabu” (crystal meth) laboratory on their island province have been given a reprieve after they allegedly joined PDP-Laban, the administration party.
A Northern Luzon congressman who reportedly got elected because of the illegal drug trade is still alive and kicking, so to speak.
The drug trade could not have reached monstrous proportions without the blessings of many officials.
I dare say the height of the drug trade was during the administration of the do-nothing President Noynoy Kuyakoy.
If Duterte’s government were to make an example of “VIP” prisoners at New Bilibid Prison, legislators, governors, mayors and police officials who protect the drug trade by putting them in the same category as small-time pushers and addicts, then and only then would the drug business stop altogether.
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