VIRAL:MEET THE FEMALE ASSASSIN HIRED TO TAKE OUT DRUG DEALERS
BBC’s Jonathan Head explores the story of one woman – “MARIA” not her real name – as she was ‘trapped’ as a hired killer as part of the government-sanctioned war on drugs.
Philippines currently engages in brutal battles against war on drugs commanded by the President Rodrigo Duterte, records almost 2,000 killings in just few weeks.
In his Aug 26 article, Jonathan Head wrote “when you meet an assassin who has killed six people, you don’t expect to encounter a diminutive, nervous young woman carrying a baby.”
In secret interview, Maria shared that she performs with a group of assassins. Like her, the female assassins in their group are of high value, since they can get closer to the target with less suspicion.
“My first job was two years ago in this province nearby. I felt really scared and nervous because it was my first time,” said Maria. Maria has killed five more people, shooting them all in the head since President Duterte was elected.