Director General Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, on Thursday said a prosecutor who is allegedly receiving P600 million a year from drug lords is being investigated.
In his speech before drug suspects who surrendered to the police in Bacolod City (Negros Occidental) on Thursday, de la Rosa cited the prosecutor being a pawn of criminals as probable reason why drug suspects walk.
“We are investigating this fiscal, we discovered that P600 million enters his bank account, he is that rich. Where would he get such amount of money?” the PNP chief said in his speech.
He, however did not name the prosecutor.
De la Rosa said drug lords are controlling many sectors in the country, including the judiciary, politics and even the police.
But not all those in the judiciary give in as he noted the case of a Supreme Court justice who was threatened by a drug lord convicted of a crime and is now detained at the National Bilibid Prisons.
“What will happen to the Philippines if other justices can be cowed by this drug lord?” de la Rosa said.
According to him, many local government officials are controlling the illegal drug trade in their respective localities.
The PNP chief said the current drug situation in the country could not be blamed on a single sector as the whole country contributed to it somehow.
“Let us not pretend that we are clean, all of us are responsible for what is happening to our country. We are to blame,” de la Rosa pointed out.
“I blame myself why I did not kill policemen I knew who were into drugs, why I let them live. We are all at fault,” he said.