AT LEAST five drug suspects were killed by policemen as the Philippine National Police (PNP) continued with its intensified campaign against illegal drugs on Christmas Day, police figures showed on Tuesday.
Figures from the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Monitoring Center (AIDMC) said that as of 6 a.m. Monday, a total of 2,155 drug suspects have been killed by the police, from the previous record of 2,150 drug suspects killed as of 6 a.m. on December 25, 2016.
The PNP AIDMC figures showed that since July 1, 2016, police have mounted a total of 39,987 operations against illegal drugs.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday raided another drug laboratory in San Juan City, which resulted in the confiscation of P600 million worth of shabu.
The discovery of the drug laboratory was the second in just four days. Last Friday, the NBI raided a house in Barangay Little Baguio in the city that resulted in the confiscation of P3.35 billion worth of shabu. In the same operation, three Chinese nationals and three Filipinos were arrested.
On Monday, NBI operatives raided an apartment on Wilson Street in San Juan at around 11:00 a.m., which resulted in the confiscation of ingredients for the manufacture of shabu and finished products worth P600 million.
Equipment and materials for the manufacture of shabu were also found in the apartment, Garcia said. No one was arrested in the raid.