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Philippines’ Duterte sacks all top customs officials over drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has fired all top Customs Bureau officials, citing their failure to intercept a massive shipment of drugs. The previous bureau head was also removed in May of 2017 for the same occurrence. The new Customs head is a retired army general who will fill the position with support from the military and coastguard, a move that will likely even further militarize the violent war on drugs that Duterte has waged since his election in 2016. 

Source: Philippines’ Duterte sacks all top customs officials over drugs | Reuters

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