Police Kills South Korea National in Extortion Attempt Linked to War on Drugs; Lacson Bares More Police Abuse

Administration officials are on the defensive after police killed a South Korean national in an extortion attempt that linked him to the drug trade. This comes at the same time as the release of a video showing police planting drugs just before the arrival of a raiding team. President Rodrigo Duterte had earlier told police that he has their backs and would pardon anyone convicted due to the war on drugs. The two incidents, however, have forced the government to back track a bit, with the president forced to apologize to South Korea and…

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