297 confessed drug pushers, users surrender in Pangasinan

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — At least 297 confessed drug pushers and users voluntarily surrendered to the police in 13 towns of Pangasinan on July 19 as an aftermath of Oplan Tokhang launched by new PNP chief Police Director General Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa.

These were the second biggest batch of pushers and users who have so far surrendered in Pangasinan, following the surrender to the police of more than 400 others last week.

The new batch of people who voluntarily surrendered were from Calasiao, 41; Aguilar, 17; Bani, 3; Binmaley, 22; Infanta, 1; Agno, 3; Mangatarem, 13; Urbiztondo, 4; San Nicolas, 15; Sta. Maria, 24; Anda, 19; Bayambang, 27; and Tayug, 9.

Those who voluntarily surrendered were however sent back home after they signed an affidavit of undertaking vowing to stop their illegal activities and to cooperate with the local authorities in the campaign against illegal drugs.

They also took their oath before their chiefs of police in the presence of their respective mayors.

However, the drug personalities in the watch list will still be targets of police operations once they go back to their illegal activities. PNA/northboundasia.com