Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to throw corrupt officials out of a helicopter mid-flight and kill drug lords under his administration.
Duterte made the statement at a speech while visiting typhoon victims in the Camarines Sur province on Tuesday, saying that he has thrown criminals out of a helicopter before.
Duterte had made similar statements about personally killing criminals while serving as mayor of Davao for two decades, in which he said he even rode a motorcycle to look for criminals to kill.
He also commented on a drug raid in Manila on Dec. 24, saying he would personally kill the six suspects arrested for having more than $67 million worth of local methamphetamines.
Duterte said his administration will continue his war on drugs.
“While they are still there, until the last day, however long or short I may be there. If I’m still president, until the last pusher is out on the streets, until the last drug lord killed, I will definitely kill you,” he said.
More than 6,000 people have been killed in the crackdown since Duterte took office in July, roughly a third in police operations. The other deaths are classified as under investigation, many believed to be the work of vigilantes.