A huge “anti-drug” sting purportedly intended to “bust” a drug laboratory in the heart of Davao City is now being planned by political operators to destroy and derail the Presidential bid of Rody Duterte.
The operation, dubbed “The Great Raid,” will reportedly involve special anti-drugs units of the government who will be fielded to Davao City at any given time and swoop down on a “drug laboratory.”
“This operation is being talked about in whispers here (a camp in Metro Manila),” said an intelligence officer who asked that the information be validated by other sources.
After I received the information over the weekend, I double checked it with another source who also confirmed that he heard talks of “The Great Raid” too.
The informant said that the raid is intended to destroy Duterte’s image as an anti-drug crusader and suggest that the Davao City Mayor is “involved” in the drug trade himself.
“Gusto nila lumabas na ang campaign ni Mayor against drug syndicates ay ginagawa nya para walang kumpetinsya,” the informant told me.
I have relayed this information to people who are very close to Duterte warning them that “The Great Raid” is actually a political operation aimed at destroying the Davao City Mayor.
“We all know that Rody will never be in any way involved in illegal activities but these operators could just “dramatise” everything, set up a “drug laboratory” and “raid” it,” I told Duterte’s campaign manager, Maribojoc, Bohol Mayor Jun Evasco.
Mayor Evasco agreed that should the sting operation succeed in Davao City, the Duterte camp would be placed in a defensive position during the whole campaign period.
The reported anti-drug sting follows closely the controversial statement of Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate Manuel Roxas III that Davao City’s reputation as one of the Safest Cities in the World is nothing but “a myth.”
Duterte’s reputation as a tough campaigner against crime and drugs which earned him the monicker “The Punisher” has made him a leading presidential candidate.
Duterte is the only Presidential candidate in the 2016 elections who carries a plan of action on how to stop drugs, crime and corruption in the country.
In earlier pronouncements, Duterte promised the Filipino people that he would launch a 24/7 campaign against drugs and criminality.
Duterte said Filipinos will feel the change in the crime and drugs situation in the first six months of his Presidency.
He has also promised that he would resign if cannot fulfill his commitment in three years.