Philippine Police Have Killed 712 Drug Traffickers and Users in Just Seven Weeks

August 22, 2016 11:21 AM

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Philippines police announced Monday that 1,800 people have died in drug-related killings since President Rodrigo Duterte took power on June 30.

This figure, police said, includes 712 drug traffickers and users killed during various narcotics operations. The remaining deaths occurred outside normal police work.

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