Philippines Anti-Drug Death Squads Keep Busy; 7 More Killed in One Night in Manila

MPD churns out usual 'shootout,' 'gun-grabbing' tales, kills 7 more

The Manila Police District (MPD) killed seven more drug suspects in just one night, including a man who was first arrested for going shirtless in the streets but allegedly yielded packets of 'shabu' when frisked below the waist. Edgar Acebuche was being booked for drug possession and violation of a city ordinance around 6 p.m. on…


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