Philippine drug war chief quits | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 15, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:59 AM, October 15, 2019

Philippine drug war chief quits

The Philippines’ top policeman, who leads the nation’s deadly drugs crackdown, yesterday quit as he faces allegations of protecting officers accused of selling a huge haul of seized narcotics. Though the scandal dates from before Oscar Albayalde’s time as national police chief, it has raised fresh criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature anti-narcotics campaign, which is key to his massive popularity among Filipinos.

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