China is harboring major drug lords who smuggle narcotics into the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday as he pressed on with his ruthless war on crime.
Duterte made the remarks even as the two countries continue to bicker over an international tribunal invalidating Beijing’s extensive claims to the South China Sea.
“Where is the big fish (in illegal drugs)? If you want them, go to China. Look for them there,” Duterte told soldiers and police during a visit to a military camp.
“I wanted to talk to the ambassador. That is how serious it is. Now, how do I fight this? We cannot just go there and just declare war,” he added.
He did not identify the alleged drug lords and a Chinese embassy spokesman could not be contacted for comment. Read More