PNP chief said over 65,000 Drug users, pushers have surrendered


More than 65,000 drug users and pushers nationwide surrendered to authorities since President Rodrigo Duterte launched an intensified campaign against illegal drugs, PNP chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa

In an article written by Virgil Lopez and NB of GMA News , PNP Chief Dir. General Ronald Dela Rosa disclose the latest figure saying that they are surprise with the number.

"We were surprised by the sudden influx of surrenderees. We didn't expect...Ganun na pala kalala ang problema natin sa droga," he said.

MalacaƱang on the other hand welcomed the development, stating that the voluntary surrender of "self-confessed users and pushers reaffirms our people’s renewed faith and trust in authorities."

"In his resolute campaign against drugs, the President has even made it possible to unite the populace in combatting the illegal drug trade," said Presidential Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar in a statement.

Meanwhile, Presidential Communications Office Assistant Martin Andanar said the federal government needs to take the energy without turning to extra-judicial techniques of anti-criminality procedures.

"Federal government protests any form of additional judicial murders. We do not condone these acts. Government is below to conserve our people from the drug menace as well as punish the transgressors, suching as the prominent ones. The PNP continuouslies explore circumstances involving vigilante killings and functional aspects where fatalities are reported," he added.

While the war medications "is wide from perfect," Andanar noted a generation of Filipinos have been saved from it.

"Numerous communities are now reasonably drug-free with record-high number of people quiting to authorities, choosing quieter and also healthier lives," Andanar stated.

The Royal residence official claimed strategies to develop rehabilitation facilities nationwide are likewise being taken on.

In Central Luzon, cops authorities are considering Subic and Clark to house drug-dependents.

The rural governments of Sultan Kudarat and also Quezon are intending to give a parcel of their land for drug rehabilitation centers, according to the Division of Interior and Local Government.

Via: GMA News

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