War on drugs getting positive results in Zamboanga PeninsulaApril 8, 2019
Zamboanga City – The Police Regional Office 9 (PRO9) is getting positive results in its campaign against illegal drugs in Zamboanga Peninsula.
Police Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Luis D. Licup told reporters that President Rodrigo Duterte’s flagship program against illegal drugs has been gaining ground as the different police units in the region intensify their campaign.
Citing the data from the Regional Operation Division covering the period from December 5, 2017 to April 6, 2019, a total of 2, 680 drug personalities were arrested under its Oplan Double Barrel program.
Of the total number arrested, 2,336 of them were drug pushers while 344 were drug users.
The PRO9 said that a total of 2, 028 police operations were conducted during the same period under Oplan Double Barrel which targeted both big-time and small-time drug dealers resulting to 25 drug personalities killed in the different police operations.
Under Project Tokhang, also for the same period, some 56,173 persons had surrendered, 52,213 of them are drug users, and 3,960 are drug pushers.
Some 23,469 of those who surrendered had undergone recovery and wellness program intervention. (Ely Dumaboc)