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In Duterte’s Footsteps: Trump Allegedly Wants Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers

The media report comes less than two months after Trump signed a law to prevent the trafficking of opioids to the United States.

When discussing measures to combat drug addiction in the country with his aides, US President Donald Trump often speaks out for the death penalty for drug dealers, Axios news portal reported, citing sources in the US administration.

According to the sources, Trump does not believe that prison can help the drug traffickers, and compares them with serial killers who deserve only the highest penalty. Trump gives an example of how the problem is solved in other countries. Most often, he mentions Singapore.

Trump had earlier congratulated Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte for his fight against illegal drugs.



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