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Philippines boosts deadly criminal clampdown

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>> A deadly criminal crackdown in the Philippines. Police say at least 11 suspected drug dealers were killed in just 24 hours on Sunday, all in separate operations. More than 40 drug suspects have been killed in the Philippines since crime busting President elect Rodrigo Duterte was confirmed as the country's next leader just over a month ago That's more than were killed in the first five months of the year.
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Word is now spreading that corrupt police with links to the drug trade may be eliminating dealers because Duterte has promised to come down hard on dirty cops. Duterte takes office next week promising to wipe out drugs and crime in the Philippines in six months, and he's got a history of targeting pushers.
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In his 20 years as mayor of the southern city of Davao human rights groups tracked 1400 unsolved murders, many of them criminals and drug peddlers. The archbishop of Manila is asking Duterte and other officials to avoid a culture of death, typically that has strong pull at one of Asia's only big Catholic countries.
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But despite concern from the church, the man known as the punisher vows to restore the death penalty.