Out of 392 suspects, 97 surrendered under new Tokhang

The National Capital Regional Police Office visited the homes of the 392 drug personalities since Oplan Tokhang was re-launched on January 29 and has resulted in the surrender of 97 pushers and users, confirmed by the NCRPO official on February 08.

According to NCRPO chief Director Oscar Albayalde, those who surrendered would be given training at the Technical Education and skills Development Authority (TESDA) for them to find jobs while those who are addicted to illegal drugs would be sent to government-run drug rehabilitation centers.

He also said that Oplan Tokhang is aimed at reducing demand while the NCRPO’s five districts continue their drug busts to lower the supply of shabu. He noted that majority of crimes in Metro Manila are perpetrated by drug addicts

Out of the 392 persons in the NCRPO’s drug watchlist, 212 were either missing or moved to the provinces or arrested, Albayalde said.



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