Intensified anti-drug drive continues despite pandemic -DILG

Confiscation of illegal substance during an anti-drug operation. (PNP photo)

CALOOCAN CITY, May 31 (PIA) -- The government's anti-illegal drugs operations continue notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic.

This was announced by Department of the Interior and Local Government Spokesperson and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya who said that despite the public health emergency, drug personalities have continuously surrendered to the authorities.

Malaya said the Philippine National Police, as of May 17-25, 2021, has recorded 30 drug personalities that have personally surrendered to authorities, 1,317 illegal drug operations conducted, 1,709 drug personalities arrested, and 21 recorded deaths in anti-illegal drug operations. 

During the same period, the PNP confiscated a total of P181,461,567.56 million worth of shabu and marijuana: 17,387.1 grams of shabu and 526,916.39 grams of marijuana were confiscated, respectively.

“Let this be a resounding message and warning to drug peddlers and syndicates. Hindi tumitigil ang kapulisan sa pagsugpo sa iligal na droga. The police is not and will not be distracted from eradicating the menace of illegal drugs,” said Malaya.

“Hindi rason ang pandemya para kayo’y maghanap ng ikabubuhay sa pagbebenta ng iligal na droga. Illegal drugs destroy our youth and Filipino families. Tigilan niyo na ang iligal na kalakarang ito,” he urged. (PIA NCR)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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