Director General Ronald dela Rosa (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The Philippines' national police chief said on August 23 that about 300 of his officers are suspected to be involved in the drug trade, warning these personnel will be fired and charged in court if found guilty.

Speaking at a Senate hearing, Director General Ronald dela Rosa said about 300 police were on a watch list on suspicion of selling drugs confiscated in raids or protecting syndicates involved in the manufacture and distribution of narcotics.

According to him, more than 1,900 people have been killed in a campaign against drug since July 1.

At a hearing the day before, Rosa said nearly 700,000 drug traffickers and abusers have given themselves up to the police.

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte waged a war against drug right after assuming office on June 30, which is expected to last six months.-VNA