Bong Go wants ‘iron hand’ vs. cops linked to illegal drug trade

Senator Bong Go emphasized on Wednesday the need to establish an “iron-hand” mechanism against cops found involved in illegal drug trade activities.

In an interview with reporters, Go lamented the need to impose stricter management of law enforcement operations so that the gains of the war on drugs campaign by the past administration of President Rodrigo Duterte “will not be put to waste.”

“Kailangan talaga, itong mga kapulisan, medyo kamay na bakal ang kailangang pairalin para sa kanila. Kailangang takutin talaga ang mga ‘to,” he said.

Once the illegal drug activities will proliferate anew, Go said corruption and criminalities will follow.

“Wala na po young takot gaya noon. Ako po’y nasasayangan sa inumpisahan ni Pangulong Duterte, noong nilabanan niya ang droga sa bansa,” he added.

Go is saddened that those cops that are involved in illegal activities are just putting a stain on to ‘clean reputation’ built by the forefathers of the Philippine National Police.

He was referring to the initial results of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs’ ongoing probe on the arrest of Police Master Sgt. Rodolfo Mayo Jr. for sneaking portion of P6.7-billion of ‘shabu’ that was hauled in October last year—incriminating massive PNP cover-up of the case.

Go then urged the National Police Commission to immediately file criminal cases against those cops that have links to illegal drug syndicates.

The senator expressed full support to the eagerness of committee chairman Senator Ronald Dela Rosa “to really determine the source of this big-time shabu.”

While he commends the current administration’s fight against illegal drugs, Go said there is a need to put extra effort to sow fear against criminals, particularly those cops that are part of syndicates.

“Medyo tapangan lang natin ng konti,” he said.

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