1,138 drug personalities killed, 17,319 arrested in drug operations – PNP

By , on September 17, 2016


Philippine National Police (PNP)Chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa troops the line with Regional Director Chief Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe during his visit of the Police Regional Office PRO 5 Headquarters at Camp Simeon Ola,in Legazpi City onFriday (Sept. 16, 2016). (Photo: PNP-PIO/PNA)
Philippine National Police (PNP)Chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa troops the line with Regional Director Chief Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe during his visit of the Police Regional Office PRO 5 Headquarters at Camp Simeon Ola,in Legazpi City onFriday (Sept. 16, 2016). (Photo: PNP-PIO/PNA)

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) reported Saturday that 1,138 drug personalities were killed nationwide following the implementation of ‘Oplan Double Barrel’ from July 1 to Sept. 17 this year.

The PNP also reported that 17,319 drug personalities were arrested in 18,832 police operations over the same period.

Oplan Double Barrel was launched by PNP Chief, Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa to target both big-time and small-time drug pushers.

Dela Rosa earlier reported an 80- to 90-percent decrease in the supply of illegal drugs in the country since the start of intensified drug operations.

He also advised policemen not to break the momentum of the war on drugs since President Rodrigo Duterte is expecting the drug menace to be eliminated six months since he assumed office.