The number of drug pushers and users who surrendered in Negros Occidental rose to 957, and 117 in Bacolod City for a total of 1,074 as of yesterday, police records show.
Senior Supt. William Señoron, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, however, said that he received reports that some of them, have also resumed their illegal activities and now are the subject of police operations.
Surrendering themselves to authorities is not a guarantee that their names will be deleted. They will still be monitored, he said.
Records of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office showed that 737 surrendered from July 1 to 6. As of yesterday, it rose to 957, after the Bago, Escalante, Sipalay city,a s well as Manapla and Hinobaan police stations, submitted their reports.
In the same period, nine other suspects were arrested in separate anti-narcotics operations. But none got killed in the police operations, NOCPPO reports added.
Chief Inspector Robert Mansueto, Toboso police chief, reported yesterday that at least 30 pushers and users surrendered to them.
EB Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon reported that one of the 32 drug pushers and users, who had surrendered since last week, was employed in drainage cleaning project of the municipality.*GPB
At least 117 self-proclaimed “pushers and users” of illegal drugs in Bacolod City, had surrendered to the police as of yesterday, the Bacolod City Police Office scoreboard on Oplan Tokhang (Toktok-Hangyo), showed.
Of those who surrendered, five claimed they were pushers, 103 were users, and nine said they both sell and use drugs, the scoreboard showed.
The surrenderees came from 24 out of 61 barangays in Bacolod that personnel of the 10 police stations and their chiefs have visited.
There were 111 houses of individuals, suspected to be users or pushers of drugs in the city that also been visited by the police to implement the Oplan, records show.
Aside from the anti-drug operations such as buy-bust, checkpoint and the implementation of search warrants, the Philippine National Police also recently launched the Oplan Tokhang.
Policemen, accompanied by barangay officials, conduct house-to-house visitation on homes of suspected drug personalities. The Oplan aims to convince drug peddlers and users to stop their illegal activities.*SGG
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