President Rodrigo Duterte swept the Philippine national elections on the platform to uproot corruption and quash or at least suppress illegal drug trade and related crimes within 3-6 months in office.
A report from the police revealed that Tan owned the operation of a shabu laboratory in Naic Cavite and another on Scout Chuatico Street in Quezon City. The authorities confiscated more than 70kg of shabu and 3,500kg of ephedrine.
PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, who is tasked to accomplish Duterte’s key campaign promise to suppress drug-related crime within 6 months, visited the scene of police operations.
“Meron na tayong drug lord na Chinese. Hindi ‘yung puro kayo reklamo na puro mahihirap na pusher ‘yung napapatay. Drug lord talaga ito na Chinese. Malaki ‘to,” he said.
Since winning the Presidency, more than 100 drug dealers have been killed.
While many criticize Duterte for encouraging the extrajudicial killings of drug pushers, many also point to the cleaning up of the streets of druggies, with thousands of drug users surrendering to the police for rehabilitation