Manny Pacquiao has admitted he took “all kinds of drugs” – but supports a crackdown on dealers which has led to more than 3,000 deaths in the Philippines.
The boxing star, who was elected as a senator in May, said he backed president Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs and claimed that the leader was chosen by God to “discipline the people”.
Pacquiao, 37, said: “The president, he doesn’t know my experience with drugs.
“I tried drugs…many kinds of drugs, all kinds of drugs.”
The boxer said his substance abuse happened for years “before I became a champion.”