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China provides PNP classified info on ‘Mainland’ drug lords

China has vowed to help the Duterte administration accomplish its mission to sweep the country clean of illegal drugs in three to six months by providing the national police with classified information of its nationals smuggling drugs into the Philippines.

Director General Ronald dela Rosa, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said the assurance was made during his meeting with the Chinese delegation at the sidelines of the four-day 36th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Chiefs of Police (ASEANAPOL) meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

“They are very much concerned with the three to six months deadline of the President. They said they will help,” said Dela Rosa.

The extent of China’s assistance was further discussed during a meeting at Camp Crame with persons sent by China to discuss partnership in anti-illegal drugs operations.

“We discussed a lot of things, hopefully it would lead to positive results,” Dela Rosa shared.

Most of the illegal drugs in the country are smuggled from China while most of those locally produced are being manufactured by Chinese chemists.

President Duterte earlier revealed the big-time drug lords are out of the country and are running the illegal drugs business in the country through their trusted lieutenants using modern technology.

Dela Rosa said China already provided them with classified information on big-time drug lords.

“For example, we were already provided with the right profile of Peter Co and Peter Lim, right profile of unknown drug lords,” Dela Rosa.

“They are all classified matters which I cannot discuss, matters of intelligence,” Dela Rosa added when asked to elaborate.

Dela Rosa led the 15-man PNP delegation to the 36th ASEANAPOL meeting in Kula Lumpur where terrorism, human trafficking and illegal drugs were discussed.

“The main focus there was the illegal drugs so we had bilateral meetings with our counterparts,” said Dela Rosa.