By the numbers: The drug war in Bicol so far
Authorities’ figures could easily get confusing as far as the government’s anti-illegal drug campaign goes.
For your benefit, here are numbers from the Philippine National Police (PNP) that paint a picture of the current narcotics situation in Bicol from the time President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office on July 1:
34–Chiefs of police (COPs) who were relieved after Region 5’s supposedly poor performance in OPLAN Double Barrel, the government’s aggressive campaign against big time and street-level drug suspects.
37–Drug suspects slain by police as of September 4
45–Days the relieved COPs must undergo a management training refresher course
53–Firearms seized from drug suspects
108–Total number of local government units in the Bicol region
114–Total number of COPs in the Bicol region
333–Drug suspects arrested in police operations as of August 23
1,140–Packets of shabu confiscated
2,331–Drug pushers who chose to surrender to authorities
39,619–Drug users who voluntarily surrendered
306,087–Street value of the seized shabu in pesos