Philippine police 'dumping bodies' of drug war victims

Local fishermen tell Al Jazeera they have been hired by authorities to dispose of bodies as 'trash' in the Manila Bay
Al Jazeera
Friday, July 28, 2017

Fishermen in the Philippines have revealed that they have been dumping bodies of drug suspects, killed as part of the country's so-called war on drugs, on the orders of the police. The bodies, called "trash" by authorities, have been thrown on the sides of highways and in Manila Bay over the past year. "Police are the ones coming to my house ordering me to take out trash," said Manuel, a local fisherman who has personally disposed of 20 bodies. "We usually throw them out in Manila Bay," he told Al Jazeera. "Sometimes we put weights on it, so it doesn't float up."