60 Tokhang operations; 68 arrests

FOLLOWING the return of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to the drug war last December 5, 2017, the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) has recorded 60 operations 68 arrests of personalities related to illicit drugs as of January 31.

Police Senior Inspector Ma. Teresita Gaspan, DCPO spokesperson said on Wednesday that their operations include drug busts and the implementation of search warrant and warrant of arrest. These efforts aims to dismantle drug sources and win the war against illegal drugs in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the region.

“We have arrested 68 persons involved in prohibited drugs and 11 are considered high value targets while 40 are considered street level targets,” she said.

Meanwhile, since the re-launching of their Tokhang operations they recorded around 11,000 surrenderers; of this only 3,900 have submitted themselves to the Community-based Rehabilitation and After-Care Program (CBRAP).

Those who did not enrolled in CBRAP are now the target of their renewed campaign.

“Of course we will monitor them, we will validate if they are sober ba sila or relapsed or bumalik kasi part ito sa pagbalik [ng Tokhang],” Gaspan said.

In their updated drug list, she said there were also newly identified drug personalities.
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