CAMP CRAME, Quezon City (DWDD) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) “Oplan Tokhang” and “Oplan Double Barrel” was a success.
This was the statement made by PNP Director General Ronald Dela Rosa during the 116th Police Service Anniversary held at Camp Crame in Quezon City.
PDG Dela Rosa’s speech centered on the success of their anti-illegal drugs and anti-criminality campaign.
From July 1, 2016 up to June 30, 2017, a total of 3,264 drug personalities were neutralized after they opted to fight it off with the police. More than 1.3 million voluntarily surrendered.
On the other end, 65 police officers were killed-in-action, while 170 were wounded.
Meanwhile, the PNP also implemented an intense “internal cleansing” where a total of 284 policemen were severed from the service, in which 160 were involved in drugs while 124 were involved in other criminal and administrative cases.
Dela Rosa also cited the success in their anti-crime campaign where it registered a decrease of 26.78 percent in the crime index.
He also added the organizations contribution in the Marawi crisis where 5 police officers have already paid the ultimate sacrifice, while 39 were wounded in the fighting. AES / ALS / MCAG
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