Duterte effect: Hundreds of drug users surrender to police in Philippines

(From The Manila Times)

They keep coming out.

Apparently driven by fear of execution, more than 900 drug pushers and users have surrendered to the police over the weekend as police and barangay (village) officials joined hands in carrying out a tough anti-drug program initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Hundreds of drug pushers and users have surrendered to the police in Philippines over the weekend

Hundreds of drug pushers and users have surrendered to the police in Philippines over the weekend

Rizal Provincial Police Director Senior Supt. Adriano Enong Jr. said 762 drug “suspects” from various barangays in the province trooped to the headquarters of the Rizal Provincial Police in Taytay town where they underwent medical and psychiatric examinations and drug tests.

In Isabela province, at least 200 people involved in illegal drugs also surrendered to authorities in the towns of Ilagan and San Agustin. The youngest was 15 years old, police said.

Senior Inspector William Agpalsa, San Agustin chief of police, said they will continue their operations against the drug personalities who have not surrendered. Read More



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