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P4.4B narcotics seized in Central Visayas under Duterte admin

/ 07:45 PM July 01, 2022
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FILE PHOTO: Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas seized 12 packs of shabu concealed inside Chinese tea packs wrapped in black rubber material at a warehouse in Mandaue City. (Photo courtesy of PDEA-7)

MANILA, Philippines — A total of P4.4 billion worth of illegal drugs were seized in Central Visayas during the six-year term of former President Rodrigo Duterte.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday said it also arrested 55,547 drug suspects in the region from July 2016 to June 26, 2022.

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“These numbers signify that you had proactively enforced the anti-criminality campaign in Central Visayas especially during the Duterte administration [and] in line with the all-out war on illegal drugs,” PNP officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. said in a statement.nbsp;

He then added, “Ang ating programa kontra iligal na droga at kriminalidad ay atin pa ring paiigtingin sa ilalim ng administrasyon ng ating bagong halal na Pangulo Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. tungo sa ating pangarap na isang mas ligtas at mas maunlad na bansa.”

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(To fulfill our dream of a safer and more prosperous country, PNP will continue our program against illegal drugs and criminality under the administration of newly-elected Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.)

Duterte, who stepped down from office on Thursday noon, left a controversial legacy characterized by its controversial campaign against illegal drugs.

READ: Duterte’s ‘drug war’ encouraged impunity, failed to protect rights – CHR report

The former chief executive is facing a complaint before the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, in relation to his bloody drug war.

Marcos has expressed his intention to continue his predecessor’s campaign. He even offered to have Duterte as his drug czar during his administration, but the latter has since declined.

Activists and progressive groups, however, have amplified the call for Marcos to undo Duterte’s policies, including his brutal war against drugs.

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