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Death toll in Duterte drug war up to 5,176 — Real Numbers PH

 

THE death toll on suspected drug personalities since President Rodrigo Duterte was elected in 2016 has risen to 5,176, according to the latest update of Real Numbers PH.

The number is from the 119,841 operations that had been conducted since July 2016 and includes the 72 that were killed in January.

The figure is also much lower than the 12,000 fatalities claimed by human rights groups.

 

Real Numbers PH also said that  170,689 alleged drug personalities have been arrested by police officers, who include 295 government employees, 263 elected officials, and 69 uniformed personnel.

There are 2,016 minors from 9 to 17 years old who were  caught in illegal drug activities.

Of the total, 1,089 were pushers, 533 were possessors, 271 were users, 105 were visitors of a drug den, 9 were drug den employees, 6 were drug den maintainers, and 3 were cultivators.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) reported that more than 11,000 barangay (villages) out of 42,044 were cleared from illegal drugs.

Derrick Carreon, PDEA spokesman, said that a village could be declared as free from illegal drug activities if the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) could validate the non-availability of drug supply in the area and the non-existence of drug transit activity, drug dens, marijuana cultivation sites, clandestine drug laboratory and chemical warehouse, and drug pushers and users.

Anti-narcotics agents dismantled 287 drug dens and 14 clandestine laboratories.

The PNP and PDEA confiscated P25.94 billion in drugs and laboratory equipment, including P19.14 billion worth of shabu.

The Real Numbers PH is a project of the Presidential Communications Operations Office as a way to counter “fake news” about the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs. ROY NARRA

 

 

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