PNP: 10,562 drug suspects surrender since 'war on drugs' resumed March 6

Peace and Order • Tue Mar 21, 2017 05:57 PM  •  209   0
By PNA
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MANILA (PNA) -- A total of 10,562 drug suspects have surrendered since the “war on drugs” of the Philippine National Police (PNP) resumed last March 6.

Data released by the PNP on Tuesday, from March 6, 2017 until 6 a.m. of March 21, 2017, a total of 107,087 homes have been visited as part of the “Oplan Tokhang”, which resulted in the surrender of 10,562 drug personalities.

Under the “Oplan Tokhang (Operation plan knock/request)”, the homes of suspected drug personalities are visited by the PNP and they are asked to stop their illegal activity, surrender or undergo rehabilitation.

Since the resumption of the “war on drugs”, the PNP have conducted a total of 1,594 anti-drug operations against the so-called "High Value Targets (HVTs)", which resulted in 39 dead and 2,485 arrested drug personalities.

The 39 casualties resisted arrest and fought it out with authorities.
On the other hand, two policemen were killed and three others were injured during the same period. (PNA)
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