Dela Rosa: PNP reaches 70% of its target on Project Double Barrel Alpha

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa on Tuesday said the PNP has accounted 70 percent of the 1.8 million personalities in its drug watchlist.

In a press conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City, Dela Rosa said that according to the statistics from the PNP Directorate for Operations (DO), the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Campaign Plan dubbed "Project: Double Barrel Alpha" has accounted and recorded a total of 1,326,472 individuals who were involved in illegal drugs from July 1, 2016 to Dec. 22, 2016.

Included in the 70 percent are the 1,049,302 individuals who have surrendered under "Oplan Tokhang"; 45,041 who were arrested; 2,295 drug suspects who were killed during police operations; 69,647 drug offenders in jail; 54 under counseling with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD); and 147,756 drug personalities arrested or killed in 2010 to June 30, 2016.

Under the Oplan Tokhang (Knock/Request), the houses of suspected drug personalities are visited by the PNP and they are asked to turn back from illegal drugs, surrender or undergo rehabilitation.

"The PNP is on its continuous campaign against criminal gangs and 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," Dela Rosa said.

Source: Philippines Information Agency