114,833 drug suspects surrender under ‘Oplan Tokhang’ — PNP

MANILA, Philippines — Almost 115,000 suspected drug pushers and dependents in the country surrendered to police authorities from July 1-20 under the campaign of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to wipe out illegal drugs and criminality dubbed as ‘Oplan Tokhang’.

Under ‘Oplan Tokhang’, station commanders will ask the barangay captains to submit a list of residents who are into illegal drugs, whether these pushers, dealers, users and couriers.

The police intelligence unit will then verify the report and check if these persons are indeed involved in drugs because there are instances that barangay captains themselves are behind the illegal drug trade while some list down names of their rivals.

From July 1-20, the PNP have knocked 61,806 houses of suspected drug personalities that resulted to the surrender of 114,833 illegal drug suspects and arrest of 2,789.

During the said period, PNP said 207 suspects were killed in various anti-drug operations.

With this, PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa assured the public that the PNP will continue their campaign against drugs, adding that they will use every resources possible and available to finally win the anti-drug war.

“Wala nang atrasan ito, we started strong in this war and we will finish stronger,” Dela Rosa said.

He also ordered the cops to continues to intensify the campaign to eradicate the illegal drugs as well as the crimes and expected to win this war.

The PNP Chief said President Duterte gave his assurance in supporting the police force in fulfilling their mandate which is to serve and protect the people from drugs, crime and other illegal activities.

Dela Rosa also urged the public to support and help the PNP’s anti-drug drive. Christopher Lloyd Caliwan/PNA/northboundasia.com