Gov’t drug war death toll now at 5,942 — PDEA
MANILA, Philippines — The number of suspects killed in the government’s war against drugs has risen to 5,942 since the campaign started in July 2016, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said on Tuesday.
The report of PDEA or the #RealNumbersPh revealed that 39 more suspects have been killed from 5,903 on September 30, to 5,942 total deaths on October 31.
The report also showed an increase in suspects arrested from 259,296 in September to 266,126 in October.
Two hundred and thirty-three high profile suspects likewise were nabbed in these arrests, bringing the updated total of high profile arrests to 10,721, from September’s 10,488 arrests.
So far, a total of 909 government workers have been arrested in the anti-drug campaign from 896 in September.
Of the number, 445 are government employees, 362 are elected officials, and 102 are uniformed personnel.
The updated figures also revealed that narcotics and laboratory equipment seized from July 2016 until the end of October are now valued at P56.26 billion. P46.42 billion of the total value is shabu alone.
The report shows that 20,583 barangays have now been cleared while 14,308 have yet to be cleared of illegal drugs. Zac Sarao, trainee
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