Ross Kemp: Ex­treme World

doc­u­men­tary / 9.00pm / Sky 1

TV Times - - Sunday -

Just un­der 100 days ago the Philip­pines elected a con­tro­ver­sial new pres­i­dent in a land­slide elec­tion vic­tory. Ro­drigo Duterte has promised to rid his coun­try, which has the high­est rate of crys­tal meth use in the world, of drugs within a year. It’s a noble in­ten­tion, but, as Ross dis­cov­ers, there is a much darker side to this war on drugs, with 3,000 sus­pected drug deal­ers and users al­ready killed in less than three months. Duterte’s hard­line stance has given po­lice the power to do any­thing it takes to stop the drug trade, in­clud­ing, some claim, the use of vig­i­lante killers. For the pover­tys­tricken ad­dicts, they are caught be­tween ad­dic­tion and fear of the state.


Ross Kemp re­ports on the drugs war in the Philip­pines

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