Duterte names country's topmost drug lords


Two days after naming police top brass allegedly protecting illegal drug trade in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte came out with another list — this time, naming the drug lords themselves.

Duterte, complete with a chart illustration of the drug trade network, identified on Thursday three of the country's topmost drug lords.

The President named Chinese nationals Wu Tuan (also known as Peter Co) and Peter Lim (a.k.a. Jaguar).

Authorities believe both of them are part of the Chinese triad; with Co operating in Metro Manila and Luzon, while Jaguar in the Visayas.


Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre III said both were "Level 5" drug lords-- the highest tier in the drug lord hierarchy. They are thought to have at the very least 100 kgs of controlled substances in every deal.

According to the graph presented to Duterte by knowledge officers, retired authorities official Marcelo Garbo was an associate as well as "coddler" of Co and also Jaguar.

The third medicine lord is Herbert Colangco, he's not part of the Set of three but is also a Degree 5 medication lord.

Colangco is the inmate who generated a video from inside the New Bilibid Jail (NBP).

Duterte claimed Colangco worked with hotelier Richard King, that was killed in June 2014.

Lawyer General Jose "Joe" Calida stated these top-level medicine lords were thought to be the ones that had offered a hefty bounty for the heads of the President and also PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa.

Running behind bars
Co and also Colangco are currently detained at the NBP-- but have apparently been utilizing their cellular phone to transact their offers.

Aguirre claimed 75 percent of the nation's medication trade were being transacted from inside the national penitentiary.

He said the federal government was considering moving these prominent prisoners to Tanay, Rizal or to an AFP center-- or also relocating them to a remote island where there would certainly be no cellular signals.
Drug bust
Meanwhile, Jaguar is out of the country, according to Solicitor General Jose "Joe" Calida.

President Duterte had warned Jaguar that he would be killed if he would step foot again in the Philippines.

Source: CNN

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