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Albayalde says PNP winning war on drugs

By Martin Sadongdong

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde yesterday declared that the national government is “winning the war” on drugs based on the data being culled by various law enforcement agencies.

Albayalde led the presentation of #RealNumbers PH at Camp Crame in Quezon City, a forum where consolidated data concerning President Duterte’s anti-illegal drug campaign are being shown for public consumption.

Consolidated data by various law enforcement agencies showed that from July 1, 2016 to April 30, 2018, a total of 4,251 drug suspects died while 142,069 were arrested in 98,799 anti-illegal drugs operations.

The data also showed that 2,676.60 kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu alone were seized with a street value of P13.81 billion, while the total value of all seized drugs and laboratory equipment was pegged at P20.23 billion.

Although not included in the data, the PNP earlier said that the anti-drug campaign resulted in the surrender of about 1.3 million drug surrenderers.

Furthermore, 184,252 surrenderers have graduated from various recovery and wellness programs across the country.