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PNP tells critics: Drug supply down, over 17K drug pushers jailed, not dead

  • Written by Alfred Dalizon
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Mamang Pulis

DRUG supply in the country is now down by 80 to 90 percent as a result of the massive anti-narcotics campaign ordered by President Duterte since he assumed the presidency last June 30.

To silence their critics, the Philippine National Police leadership said it also must be noted that over the past 11 weeks, over 17,000 drug traffickers who did not resist arrest are now in jail.

PNP chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa said the drug personalities who are now in jail is a proof that police will only shoot once their lives are in danger.

Since July 1, the war on drugs have also claimed the lives of over a dozen policemen and soldiers, all killed while going after armed and defiant drug traffickers, the latest of them was Police Officer 1 Romeo Mandapat, 24, of the Police-Community Precinct 5 of the Caloocan City Police Station, who was shot dead by security guard Jerson Maturan, a wanted drug dealer, during an operation in Sampaloc Street, Barangay 178, Caloocan City.

The PNP chief credited the massive drug supply reduction to the success of the PNP Oplan: Tokhang and Project: Double Barrel.
   
De la Rosa said the drug offenders in jail were arrested by the police since they did not put up any armed resistance.