MANILA, Philippines —The number of deaths in the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) anti-illegal drugs operations has declined a month after the launch of its Oplan Double Barrel Reloaded.
PNP’s data reveals more than 100 deaths in legitimate police operations as compared to over 700 casualties in the same duration during the implementation of Double Barrel Alpha One.
PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa explained that the lower number of drug-related casualties might be due to fewer drug suspects fighting back against arresting authorities.
The PNP has so far conducted almost 5,000 anti-drug operations, which it says, resulted in arrests of 7,000 drug suspects and surrender of 70,000 others. — UNTV News & Rescue
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