Watch: Documentary Proves Illegal Drugs in the Philippines is Worst During PNoy Administration (Video)
A foreign documentary apparently proves how worst illegal drugs trade in the Philippines is during the time of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. Titled “Crystal Meth and Cartels in the Philippines: The Shabu Trap,” the 18:23-minute documentary was hosted by Henry Langston of Vice News, who visited the country in 2015. Watch the full video below.
“At the start of 2015, Mexican national Horacio Hernandez Herrera, allegedly third in command of the infamous Sinaloa Cartel, was arrested in the Philippines’ capital, Manila, at the center of a 12 million peso ($255,000) drug bust.” A statement reads on the caption of the Vice News documentary video, uploaded at YouTube on December 23, 2015.
“Herrera’s arrest came as Philippine authorities confirmed that not only were Mexico’s cartels vying for a piece of the country’s rapidly growing drugs trade, but forming an alliance with Chinese syndicates to do so. The Philippines drug of choice? Shabu: A local name for crystal meth, present in over 90 percent of the capital’s neighborhoods.” It added.
On the said video, Henry Langston went to Tondo, Manila and talked to a PNP official, small-time drug pushers, average drug dealers, drug users, as well as a local police who admitted receiving money from illegal drugs. These people explains why illegal drugs in the Philippines is rampant and fasting growing, and seems to be unstoppable that time.
According to Langston, the illegal drugs trade in the Philippines is estimated to be worth $8.4 billion. It has dominated the market for the past 20 years, with around 1.7 million of Filipinos are using drugs. As a summary, drug pushers that time are untouchable because politicians are protecting them. Obviously, Noynoy Aquino lack political will to stop them.
Last Tuesday, August 23, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa said that 1,916 drug suspects have been killed, including the 758 deaths during the anti-illegal drugs operations, starting July 1, a day after President Rodrigo took his oath. But on top of this, more than 640,000 drugs suspects have already surrendered.
On the other hand, Sen. Leila de Lima and the CHR (Commission on Human Rights) are investigating reports of extrajudicial killings, wherein drug suspects are killed by unknown gunmen such as riding-in-tandem, and those who allegedly fought back to the arresting officers. But as many Filipinos now are asking, what about the rights of the victims of drug addicts?