1,138 drug personalities killed, 17,319 arrested in drug operations – PNP

MANILA, Sept. 17 (PNA) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) reported Saturday that 1,138 drug personalities were killed nationwide following the implementation of ‘Oplan Double Barrel’ from July 1 to Sept. 17 this year.

The PNP also reported that 17,319 drug personalities were arrested in 18,832 police operations over the same period.

Oplan Double Barrel was launched by PNP Chief, Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa to target both big-time and small-time drug pushers.

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Dela Rosa earlier reported an 80- to 90-percent decrease in the supply of illegal drugs in the country since the start of intensified drug operations.

He also advised policemen not to break the momentum of the war on drugs since President Rodrigo Duterte is expecting the drug menace to be eliminated six months since he assumed office.(PNA)



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