Philippines to suspend drug war to clean up 'corrupt' police

Monday, 30 January 2017 - 11:56

Philippine police are suspending their controversial war on drugs after the "corrupt" police force has been "cleansed".

Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa said on Monday that anti-drug units would be dissolved.

It comes after the murder of a South Korean businessman inside police headquarters. He had been kidnapped and killed by anti-drug police.

More than 7,000 people have been killed since the crackdown on drugs began.