Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said President Rodrigo Duterte’s “harsher” anti-illegal drug campaign must now shift its focus on drug lords.
Gatchalian said heads of drug syndicates who bring in illegal drugs into the country should be identified so that the “full force of the law will be imposed on them.”
“Despite the government’s heavy hand against illegal drugs, huge quantities of cocaine were found floating off our shores. We cannot fault the President when he says his anti-drug campaign would be harsher in the coming days,” the legislator said.
“Huge quantities of cocaine were found floating off our shores.”
“Kailangan panagutin ang mga drug lords na ito sa pagsira nila sa buhay at kinabukasan ng ating mga kabataan na nalululong sa illigal na droga. Isa ito sa mga dahilan kung bakit sinusuportahan ko ang reimposition ng death penalty para sa mga big-time drug lords na ito (Drug lords should be held responsible for ruining the lives and future of the youth who have become addicted to drugs. This is one of the reasons why I support the reimposition of death penalty for big-time drug lords),” the lawmaker added.
“I support the reimposition of death penalty for big-time drug lords.”
The senator also called on law enforcers to carry out their mandate “responsibly and judiciously” in conducting their anti-illegal drug tasks.
The President has issued a stern warning that he will make the remaining years of his presidency the “most dangerous years” for people who are into drugs.
“Consider my last three years as the most dangerous years for people who are into drugs either pusher, trafficker, or drug lord… I will make it very dangerous for you to live,” the President told the crowd that attended the PDP-Laban rally at the Plaza Independencia in Cebu.