ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Police Regional Office 9 (PRO9) under the leadership of Police Brigadier General Emmanuel Luis D Licup has been gaining ground on it relentless war against illegal drugs as it intensifies its campaign across the region. Citing the data from the Regional Operation Division covering the period from December 5, 2017 to April 6, 2019, a total of 2, 680 drug personalities were arrested under its Oplan Double Barrel program. Of the total number arrested, 2,336 of them were drug pushers while 344 were drug users.
The PRO9 stressed out that a total of 2,028 police operations were conducted during the same period under Oplan Double Barrel which targets both big-time and small-time drug dealers resulting to 25 drug personalities died in police operation.
Meanwhile, under Project Tokhang, also for the same period, there have been 56,173 drug surrenderers wherein 52,213 of them drug users, and 3,960 are drug pushers.
PRO9 Gaining Ground in its War on Illegal Drugs