Published January 13, 2017 5:45pm
The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday said they have seized over P3.7 billion-worth of illegal drugs from 18 regions in the country during the first six months of their anti-illegal drug campaign.
Data from the PNP National Anti-Illegal Drug Monitoring Center show that from July 1, 2016 to January 12 this year, more or less 95,000 sachets of shabu were recovered by all 18 police regional offices.
A total of 8,581 sachets of shabu came from the National Capital Region Police Office.
Aside from this, more or less 113,000 sachets of marijuana were also recovered nationwide.
The Police Regional Office 3 recovered the most number of marijuana sachets, with 111,350 sachets.
The PNP noted that these figures do not include the illegal drugs seized by the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Group and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group. Both have separate reports on these figures.
The PNP attributes this number to the support of their members to the anti-drug campaign plan Project Double Barrel Alpha.
From July 1, 2016 to 6 a.m. of January 10, 2017, a total of 2,217 drug suspects have been killed in 41,155 anti-drug operations under Project Double Barrel Alpha, the PNP said.
Meanwhile, a total of 44,334 drug suspects have also been arrested during the same period.
While it will still continue with its drive against illegal drugs, the PNP said they will now focus more on arresting high-value target personalities and the Barangay Drug Cleaning Strategy of the government. — Erwin Colcol/VVP, GMA News