Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has become an international pariah for his orders to police to murder drug suspects and his bragging about his own killings. Thousands of suspected drug dealers have been killed under Duterte. Now however he might want to reconsider his extra-judicial kill order. His son, Paolo, and his son-in-law have been implicated in a massive drug conspiracy. Paulo appeared before a Senate hearing to deny the allegations but then (on the advice of his father) refused to answer the questions of the Commission.
Under investigation is the seizure of $125 million worth of narcotics from China. Investigators have a picture of Paolo with the businessman behind the deal. Duterte’s son-in-law, Manases Carpio, is also implicated in the shipment.
Since they are both drug suspects, some are asking if they will now join the estimated 3,800 people who have died in police operations since July of last year or the over 2,100 killed specifically over drug related offenses.
Investigators insist that Paolo is a member of criminal syndicate and even bears a tattoo on his back from the gang with secret digits hidden in the design. Paolo has refused to allow investigators to take a picture of the tattoo to send to the United States for the breaking of the code.