“Ninja” cops are those who re-sell illegal drugs seized in police operations and protect drugs syndicates while still active in service. President Rodrigo Duterte wants the Police and the Armed Forces to destroy the drug apparatus in this country. He is placing reward per head ₱2-million on their arrest.
[VIDEO]: This shows how Ninja Cops recycle confiscated drugs, choose their sellers from jailed pushers and set them free to sell for them.
Ninja Cops Operations
The alleged Ninja cops would confiscate illegal drugs from suspected pushers or drug lords during buy-bust raids. They would keep the stock until they find the best seller. Pushers in prison become their agents. Freeing them to facilitate transactions in the free world on the promise that they would be loyal to their Ninja operations. In return, the cops involved will be cuddling or protecting them from being arrested.
Get out of the Country
When he was still mayor of Davao City, Duterte would often warn his constituents involved in drugs to get out of his city — or get killed. The President said there is a possibility the same could happen on a national scale.
Despite criticisms for alleged human rights violations in his anti-drug drive, President Duterte said there will be no let-up. He said he will be as harsh as ever.
Poverty is not a good reason to sell drugs
It is not acceptable for President Duterte that one has to sell drugs because he or she is poor. The act does matter and the culprit will go to jail for that.
Cops and Robbers
The Ninja Cops who are cops and robbers at the same time are giving the Philippine National Police a bad name. They are blamed by arrested pushers as the reason for their being involved in the prohibited trade. They do not have a choice, they said.
Cardboard Justice happens to Ninja Cops also
It has been noted that there are cases of alleged Ninja Cops fatalities. They died in a cardboard justice way. Their remains are found with a sign that they are cuddlers of pushers or pushers themselves. The government denies its involvement with extra-judicial killings. It is perhaps the works of vigilantes – who want to silence those dead cops.
By: Elena Grace Flores
The Battle against Illegal Drugs will never be won in the streets, it would only be won within our homes; said Atty. Clarence Paul Oaminal over his Facebook post today. Atty Oaminal, former Undersecretary of the Dangerous Drug Board and author of a political law book did not elaborate on the quote but he has continued his advocacy to help prevent or stop the use of illegal drugs nationwide through his connections particularly in his home town, Cebu.
He is also seen supported by Senator Tito Sotto on his bid to urge cities and municipalities to establish their own rehabilitation centers for those affected by the current public menace – that has been becoming very dangerous not only to the guilty criminals but also to innocent families that are striving for their daily sustenance as extra judicial killings in the country escalate.
Atty Oaminal’s comment can easily be translated into; stop the killings of illegal drug criminals because it will not work in stopping the abuse of illegal drugs. Instead, nurture your homes so that children and adults will not resort to those deadly remedies – and the government should come up with public services that will allow family bread winners to supervise their household properly. It can be in the form of more rehabilitation centers, livelihood programs, quality health care, educational campaigns and other quality public services.
By: Elena Grace Flores
It did create some commotions this morning in our Makati residence when the son of our house help from Lebak, Sultan Kudarat called her mom to ask for advice with regards to his friends’ inquiry if they can also surrender since they have tasted illegal drugs two years ago, particularly shabu. They witnessed 40 natives from the mountains who surrendered at the Municipal Hall of Lebak and after listing their names, they were given Php 4,000 each. Some also fear that since they have bought once from a pusher that they will be subject to extra judicial killings to shot them up.
I said, as far as I knew the President’s call is only for the operators like pushers and drug lords and not long-time users who are not addicted to it. I am also certain that there were no rewards given but these witnesses that we’ve talked to insisted that the natives really did get the 4,000 Pesos reward thus triggering their interest to surrender also to get the money even if they are not sellers of illegal drugs just like the natives thus resulting to too much confusions and chaos.
This leads me into speculating that the surrenders in Tagum and other parts of the country can be used as media propaganda that the campaign is effective because of massive surrender – despite the wrong profile of the ones who surrendered. That amount of money is a lot in places like Lebak and Tagum. I am sure that is not the intention of President Duterte thus the reason for the inquiry. One thing is for sure, the anti drugs campaign may have logistics in place but the time is just not enough for a proper public awareness campaign to take place.