Philippines police chief and Duterte drug war enforcer resigns in meth scandal

Oscar Albayalde denies allegations he profits from drug deals arranged by corrupt officers in 2013
The Guardian (UK)
Monday, October 14, 2019

The chief of police in the Philippines has stepped down after facing historical accusations in the Senate that he protected officers who had resold confiscated drugs and received some of the profits. It was a rapid fall from grace for Oscar Albayalde, the head of the Philippine National Police (PNP), who rose to fame as the enforcer of Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs in Manila before Duterte was appointed president. Albayalde has denied the allegations. Thousands of people have been killed as part of Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs. Amnesty International called it a “large-scale murdering enterprise”.