Gov’t data show 3,811 suspects killed in anti-drug ops since July 2016

Friday, September 15th, 2017. Filed under: News

MANILA, Sept 5 (Mabuhay) — More than 3,800 drug personalities have been killed in the government’s war on drugs since President Rodrigo Duterte took office.

Citing data from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Philippines National Police and the National Bureau of Investigation, Unang Balita reported that a total of 3,811 drug suspects have been killed in anti-drug operations from July 1, 2016 to Aug. 29, 2017.

The death toll increased by 360 from the government’s last count of 3,451 on July 26.

The report also said that a total of 76 government operatives have been killed and 217 more have been injured in operations against drugs as of August 29.

Meanwhile, a total of 107,156 people were arrested in 70,854 anti-drug operations during the same period.

Of those arrested, a total of 176 people were government employees, 167 were elected officials and 33 were members of the uniformed service.

Minors rescued by the authorities during anti-drug operations totaled to 578 and a total of 161 drug laboratories and dens have been dismantled.

The PDEA said a total of 2,465.65 kilos of shabu with a street value of P12.7 billion have been confiscated.(MNS)

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