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4,279 killed in anti-drug ops since July 2016

A total of 4,279 drug suspects have been killed, while more than 140,000 others have been arrested 22 months since the anti-drug campaign was launched by the Duterte administration, the government said Monday.

According to the latest update of the #RealNumbersPH which was presented in Camp Crame, Quezon City, 28 more drug suspects have been killed in the last two weeks, bringing the tally up to 4,279.

Meanwhile, a total of 143,335 drug personalities were arrested in 99,485 anti-drug operations conducted from July 1, 2016 to May 15, 2018.

This was an increase of 0.89 percent or 1,266 drug suspects arrested since the last data recorded from July 1, 2016 to April 30, 2018.

More than 500 government workers were also nabbed in the anti-drug operations as 241 are government employees, 217 are elected officials and 48 are uniformed personnel.

The consolidated report of the drug war showed that 2,678.61 kilograms of shabu worth P14.34 billion have been seized. The total value of seized drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals and laboratory equipment were pegged at P20.77 billion.

A total of 180 dens and 12 clandestine laboratories were dismantled by the authorities.

The Department of Justice has so far handled 7,061 complaints with an 89.65 percent disposal rate. Of this number of complaints, 6,330 have been resolved while the 731 are still pending.

The social cards also revealed that 189,816 drug surrenders have graduated from the Philippine National Police recovery and wellness program, 81,148 from PNP-initiated recovery and wellness program and 108,668 from supported community centers.

The PNP, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and other state agencies under the Inter-Agency Committee on Illegal Drugs regularly submit submit reports to the Presidential Communications Operations Office and the Office of the President which would be then consolidated into #RealNumbersPH. — MDM/NB, GMA News