Philip­pines drugs war: Po­lice units dis­banded

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - World -

: Philip­pine Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte’s fe­ro­cious war on drugs will shift to a higher gear to tar­get “big fish”, of­fi­cials said on Thurs­day, mov­ing away from street level op­er­a­tions to go af­ter big net­works and sup­pli­ers.Duterte is­sued a di­rec­tive on Tues­day or­der­ing the po­lice to halt ac­tiv­i­ties in the anti-drug cam­paign and leave all op­er­a­tions to the drug en­force­ment agency, amid un­prece­dented scru­tiny of po­lice con­duct. The po­lice chief dis­banded all 18 re­gional an­tidrugs units. REUTERS

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