OVER P3.7-billion worth of illegal drugs was recovered by the Philippine National Police (PNP) during the first six months of its intensified campaign against illegal drugs.

From July 1 to January 12, 2017, the PNP National Anti-illegal Drug Monitoring Center (NAIDMC) said the 18 police regional offices seized at least 95,000 sachets of illegal drugs, particularly methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, during the conduct of anti-narcotics operation nationwide.

It said majority of the illegal drugs (8,581) recovered were from operations in the National Capital Region.

The NAIDMC said aside from shabu, authorities have also recovered 113,000 sachets of marijuana, in which 111,350 came from Region 3.

The illegal drugs confiscated by the Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG), PNP’s frontliner in its war against illegal drugs, as well those by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) were not yet included in the list.

“The PNP is on its continuous campaign against illegal drugs and drug personalities supported by the Project Double Barrel Alpha, with more focus on the arrest and account of High Value Target Personalities involved in illegal drugs and progressing towards the Barangay Drug Clearing Strategy of the government,” PNP spokesperson Dionardo Carlos said. (SunStar Philippines)