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895 dead, almost 13,000 nabbed in anti-drug operations–PNP

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895 dead, almost 13,000 nabbed in anti-drug operations–PNP

/ 02:56 PM August 30, 2016
PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs members and its chief Senior Supt. Albert Ferro, and a Special Action Force operative do the signature pose of President Duterte after recovering P900-million worth of illegal drugs in Claveria, Cagayan province. JULLIANE LOVE DE JESUS/INQUIRER.net Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/794232/cops-seize-p1-b-worth-of-shabu-in-cagayan#ixzz4InI9G3ku  Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs members and its chief Senior Supt. Albert Ferro, and a Special Action Force operative do the signature pose of President Duterte after recovering P900-million worth of illegal drugs in Claveria, Cagayan province. JULLIANE LOVE DE JESUS/INQUIRER.net

Close to 900 drug suspects have been killed in anti-narcotics operations, latest records from the Philippine National Police showed.

From July 1 to August 30, the PNP has counted 895 drug personalities were killed in police operations nationwide.

Meanwhile, police have arrested 12,920 drug suspects.

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The number of drug users and pushers who surrendered to the police, however, decreased from the previous statistics PNP chief Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa showed during the Senate inquiry on extrajudicial killings last August 22.

READ: 756 who ‘resisted’ killed

De la Rosa earlier said that the 673,978 drug users and pushers have turned themselves in to the authorities.

Based on the latest record from the PNP Public Information Office, 626,386 drug users and pushers surrendered to the police. CDG/rga

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