Kinumpirma ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na nakapasok na sa bansa ang dalawang pinaka-malaking international drug cartel sa mundo na Sinaloa at Medellin.
Ang Sinaloa Cartel ay binuo ng mehikanong si Joaquin Guzman alyas “El Chapo” na hinatulan ng habambuhay na pagkakabilanggo sa U.S kamakailan habang ang Medellin Cartel ay itinatag ni Pablo Escobar ng Colombia.
Sina Guzman at Escobar ang dalawang pinaka-mayaman at pinaka-makapangyarihang druglord sa kasaysayan.
Sa kanyang talumpati matapos ang paglagda sa Universal Health Care Law sa Malakanyang, inihayag ni Pangulong Duterte na ang dalawang grupo ang nagtapon ng bloke-blokeng cocaine sa karagatan ng Dinagat, Quezon at Camarines provinces.
“We have confirmed that Sinalosa and the Meddellin Cartels are in the trade now, and it’s cocaine. It was always been cocaine. But now, since Meth is now cheaper and I think more toxic for the addicts, we are buffeted on our side.”
Samantala, aminado naman ang pangulo na noon pa anya ibinabala ng US Drug Enforcement Administration na maaaring maging laganap ang narco-politics sa Pilipinas.
“I remember and this has been kept outside of public knowledge, but I supposed that Sec Alunan, from the DILG before, 4 days or 5 days ago, came out with the statement that as early as Ramos’ time, he was called by the department that takes care of the enforcement of drugs, at that time his attention was called by America that we are sailing into dark horizon of the dark and it could be a state of narcopolitics.”