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No distinction between rich and poor in drug war – Duterte

FILE – The war on drugs, the LP senators say, is one of the three events that defined 2017. —RAFFY LERMA

TAGUM CITY – President Duterte on Friday said sparing the poor from the government’s war on drugs because they were poor would be selective.

He said the law was clear and did not put distinction between the rich and the poor.

“So kung ikaw, mahirap ka sa buhay, I cannot do anything and say, ‘Hindi kita hulihin, hindi kita patayin kasi mahirap ka lang.’ That would be a selective justice,” Duterte said.

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He also repeated his line that most of the poor people get involved in shabu.

“But remember, shabu is a merchandize for the poor. ‘Yung nandiyan sa Forbes Park, nandiyan sa Dasmariñas, they do not do it with shabu. They do it with cocaine and heroin,” he added.

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