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Former Philippine police chief indicted for drugs war corruption

Manila: The former chief police enforcer of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs will be charged with corruption for allegedly protecting officers linked to the narcotics trade, the justice department said on Thursday.
Oscar Albayalde resigned in October after serving as police chief for more than a year, having presided over an anti-narcotics crackdown that left thousands of drug suspects dead.
The justice department said prosecutors found “probable cause” to charge Albayalde for not punishing officers accused of failing to account for 163 kilograms (359 pounds) of drugs and 9.7 million pesos ($191,000) sized from a drug raid. (AFP)