Duterte hails killing of police colonel on narco-list

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 06 2018 09:21 PM

Duterte hails killing of police colonel on narco-list 1
President Rodrigo Duterte. ABS-CBN News/file

MANILA—President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday hailed the killing of a policeman included in his so-called narco-list.

“Kagabi may pinatay na police colonel. Nand’yan sa crawler. I am going to reward any policeman who will kill a superior because the superior is into drugs. I will give you a prize and a trip to Hong Kong,” Duterte said in a lecture on illegal drugs at Malacañang.

Duterte was referring to Supt. Santiago Rapiz, who was killed in a drug bust in Dipolog City on Monday night.

Rapiz, a logistics officer of the Zamboanga del Norte police, was killed after he allegedly fought back at policemen.

Rapiz was also accused of being a “protector” of suspected drug lord Melvin “Dragon” Odicta, who was killed in Malay town, Aklan in August 2016.