The drug war: Cop talk and protocols

THEY ARE supposed to be officers of the law, their protocols strict and specific on what they can and cannot do, and how they must do things. But the Philippine National Police, the lead force in the virulent war on drugs of the Duterte administration, must live and lead by their own rules, and the laws they have sworn to respect and defend. Get to know what they mean when they say or cite some things.

1. Arrest


2. Arresting Officer


3. Buy-Bust Operation


4. Case-build up


5. Case Operation Plan


6. Chain of Custody


7. Chemical Warehouse


9. Clandestine Laboratory


10. Classified Information


11. Confidential Informant


12. Confirmatory Test


13. CEPCs


14. Den, Dive, or Resort


15. Digital Evidence


16. Drug Evidence


17. Drug Dependence


18. Inflagrante Delicto


19. Ground Commander


20. High-Profile Targets


21. Intelligence


22. Interview


23. Investigation


24. Planned Operation


25. Poseur-buyer


26. Pusher


27. Search


28. Search Warrant


29. Sell


30. Surveillance


31. Use of Force