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Drug war nets over 1M drug personalities since July 1 — PNP

A total of 1,020,904 drug personalities have surrendered in the anti-drug operations launched by the Philippine National Police (PNP) last July 1 when President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office.
Of the total number, 75,481 are drug pushers and more than 945,000 are drug users, data released by the PNP showed.
The PNP is the lead agency in the government’s all-out war against illegal drugs.
Anti-drug operations conducted from July 1, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017, also resulted in the killing of 2,208 drug suspects and the arrest of 44,312.
More than six million houses were also visited to encourage those believed involved in illegal narcotics to surrender for rehabilitation under the “Project Tokhang.”
The PNP launched a total of 41,900 anti-drug operations nationwide for the same period.

Thirty-five policemen were killed in the anti-drug operations and 77 others were injured, while eight members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) were killed.
PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, during the traditional New Year’s Call of police officials in Camp Crame, urged the country’s 160,000-strong police to live up to the expectations of the public.
“To all of you and to the Filipino people we serve, I assure you of a leadership that you will be proud of and a police force that will gallantly live up to the expectations of our countrymen,” the PNP chief said in a statement.
According to him, Project Double Barrel Alpha, under which the massive campaign against illegal drugs is being implemented, will remain in force.
The PNP chief also stressed the police organization will enforce more drug tests in public and private institutions.
De la Rosa  last Friday briefed the President on their accomplishments in connection with the campaign against illegal drugs under “Oplan Double Barrel.”
Duterte easily won presidential elections in May largely on a promise to eradicate illegal drugs in society.
Dela Rosa has earlier said the PNP was winning the war on drugs as 70 percent of 1.8 million personalities in its drug watch list based on records of the Dangerous Drugs Board culled in 2010 have been accounted for.
The data were collated from all the Police Regional Offices nationwide.                          

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