By: Elena Grace Flores
China’s move to allegedly help President Rodrigo Duterte’s clean up drive against illegal drugs following a tough deadline of three to six months raise questions as to what is China up to this time? They provided the national police with classified information of its own nationals smuggling drugs into the Philippines.
This information was known from Director General Ronald dela Rosa, chief of the Philippine National Police or PNP, when he attended the 36th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Chiefs of Police (ASEANAPOL) meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The talks in Malaysia was even followed up with another meeting this time at Camp Crame when the Chinese government sent some delegates to talk things out.
It was known that most of the illegal drugs in the country are smuggled from China and most of those locally produced are being manufactured by Chinese chemists.
This has fanned President Duterte’s theory that the big-time drug lords are out of the country and the illegal drugs business in the country are operated their trusted lieutenants using modern technology.
Classified information provided by China include Peter Co and Peter Lim’s right profile and other unknown drug lords as Dela Rosa added. So, meaning to say, the publicized cooperation of Peter Lim who was able to talk to Duterte directly was a different Peter Lim? What is China up to this time? The PNP must proceed with extra caution in dealing with them.