MANILA, Philippines — PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa claimed Friday, that the supply of illegal drugs in the country has now down by 80 to 90 percent as a result of the government’s aggressive anti-narcotics campaign.
“good news is we have significantly reduced the supply of illegal drugs in the country by some 80 to 90 %,” general bato said in he’s speech before of the Bicol Regional Police Office in Legazpi City, which he visited this friday and in time for the penafrancia festival.
“We are posting tremendous grains and slowly but surely winning the streets from illegal drug menace while we removing the fear of crime and violence in the hearts of our countrymen,” Dela Rosa said in his speech.
“If theres anyone is more afraid these days, these are only the people who are involved in the illegal drug trade in the country and that their days are numbered because they may be arrested anytime and jailed,” he added as he urged police to build on gains of the past 2 months.
“If we started strong the past two months, let us continue even stronger to the next four months. our President is confident that we will win this war in six months and we are one with him in this effort,” he said.
our government’s relentless war on drugs has, however, come under fire over the growing death tool, which has soared past the 3,000 mark since July 1, with only roughly half of these in police operations, the rest in vigilante-style executions.
from the same period, PNP chief Dela Rosa said 16,891 drug suspects have been arrested while 712,848 have surrendered.
our government has shrugged off criticisms of violence and vowed to keep to its game plan.
Dela Rosa urged police, we will improve our policeman markmanship to keep themeselves alive and to prevent “collateral damage,” although he also reminded them “your duty is to catch (criminals) and druglords and put them behind bars to face the full force of the law.”
He also vowed to give “more life and energy” to the campaign against illegal gambling.