Colonel Romeo Caramat, chief of the Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group. Photo: Reuters Colonel Romeo Caramat, chief of the Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group. Photo: Reuters
Colonel Romeo Caramat, chief of the Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group. Photo: Reuters
The Philippines

Violence and scare tactics failed in Philippines drug war, enforcement chief Romeo Caramat says

  • Caramat said that ultra-violent approach to curbing illicit drugs had not been effective and users could still buy narcotics ‘any time, anywhere’ in the country
  • Some 5,532 people have been killed in anti-drug operations nationwide since mid-2016, but rights groups suspect the death toll is much higher

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Colonel Romeo Caramat, chief of the Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group. Photo: Reuters Colonel Romeo Caramat, chief of the Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group. Photo: Reuters
Colonel Romeo Caramat, chief of the Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group. Photo: Reuters
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