Davao Mayor Duterte: Shoot sellers of missing cocaine

File photo by Edwin Espejo

With 8 bricks of high-grade cocaine still missing from the discovered cache in a container yard in this city, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday, April 6, announced a “shoot-to-kill order” against anyone caught selling the illegal drugs who resist arrest. Duterte explained that once the missing drugs are sold in the local market, those who hid the remaining bricks would be considered as drug lords. The hidden stash of cocaine was discovered on March 22, hidden in the ceiling of a 40-footer container van meant for banana exports, inside the Sumifru container yard in Tibungco District.

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