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PH dismisses 2,000 corrupt policemen

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President Rodrigo Duterte salutes while passing members of custom police, upon arrival to witness the destruction of condemned smuggled luxury cars worth 61,626,000.00 pesos (approximately US$1.2 million), which include used Lexus, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Jaguar and Corvette Stingray, during the 116th Bureau of Customs founding anniversary in Metro Manila, Philippines February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

MANILA (Xinhua) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has dismissed 2,181 rogue police officers from the force since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in June, 2016. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said they were part of the 6,401 police officers whose administrative cases have already been resolved for various offences including involvement in criminal activities, grave misconducts, serious neglect of duty, serious irregularity, malversation, dishonesty and graft and corruption. Mr Roque said the Mr Duterte administration is bent on instilling discipline in the police organization.

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