Drug War

Islamic State-Linked Terrorists Caught in Philippines with $100,000 of Meth

A major drug bust in the Philippines on Thursday highlighted the dependence of the Islamic State-linked Maute terrorist group upon income from the drug trade. A Maute suspect named Amrodin Alan Bantog was arrested with over $100,000 worth of shabu, which is the Philippine term for methamphetamines.

Vietnam police seize nearly 300 kilograms of meth

Xi Jinping Demands Drug War with ‘Chinese Characteristics’

The Chinese communist regime launched a campaign against illicit drug trafficking Thursday, led by Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s demand Tuesday that authorities create “a path with Chinese characteristics to contain drug-related problems and win the war on drugs in the new era.”

China's President Xi Jinping arrives for the inauguration ceremony of the Chinese sponsored Vietnam-China Cultural Friendship Palace in Hanoi on November 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / KHAM (Photo credit should read KHAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico Ten Times Deadlier for Civilians than War-Ravaged Afghanistan

The number of people killed in Mexico in the first quarter of 2018, at 7,667, is more than ten times higher than the 763 civilian deaths in war-ravaged Afghanistan during the same period, according to a Breitbart News analysis of Mexican government and United Nations data.

Mexico murder rate soars with 7,667 killed in 3 months

Duterte’s Top Diplomat Defends Drug War, Philippines’ ‘Sovereign Rights’ at U.N.

Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano demanded “fairness” from a highly critical UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday, asserting that President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drug crime was necessary to “save lives” and “make our people safe and secure from all threats, terrorism, corruption and criminality.”

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International Criminal Court Takes Steps to Investigate Philippines, Venezuela

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of the International Criminal Court announced on Thursday that she has launched preliminary probes of police and security forces in the Philippines and Venezuela, which have been accused of using excessive force against suspected drug traffickers and political demonstrators, respectively.

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Trump Unlikely to Rebuke Duterte for Drug War Killings

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sanctioned a bloody drug war that features extrajudicial killing. He called Barack Obama a “son of a whore.” This week, he boasted that he murdered a man with his own hands.

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Philippines: 76 Percent Approval Rating for Rogue President Duterte

Three months into his presidency, more than three out of four Filipinos report being satisfied with Rodrigo Duterte’s time in office, an indication that the President’s profane tirades and austere war on drugs have not deterred supporters, and perhaps curried him favor with some who were skeptical of Duterte as a candidate.

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Philippines’ Duterte to Obama: Fix Hollywood’s ‘Crazy’ Cocaine Problem

In anticipation of the two leaders meeting next week, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte once again asserted he would not allow President Barack Obama to lecture him on human rights, citing the killing of unarmed black people in the United States and Hollywood’s allegedly pervasive cocaine problem.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - MAY 01: Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a labor day campaign rally on May 1, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Duterte, a tough-talking mayor of Davao in Mindanao has been the surprise pre-election poll favourite pulling away from his rivals despite controversial speeches and little national …

Twin Falls: Mexicans Plead Guilty to Local Meth Distribution

TWIN FALLS, IDAHO — The tentacles of a Mexican drug cartel have reached into picturesque southern Idaho, as a Mexican man and a woman pled guilty in federal court after being indicted on charges of selling highly addictive meth.

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