6,869 voluntarily surrender amid Project Tokhang implementation in EV

Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetic, Palo, Leyte – As the aggressive campaign of Police Regional Office 8 to eradicate the proliferation of illegal drugs in Eastern Visayas continues, PRO8 8 relentlessly implements PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Campaign Plan, Project Double Barrel with two approaches: Project “Tokhang” and Project “High Value Target” (HVT). 

PNP makes sure they discuss its anti-narcotics campaign to barangay officials and BADAC to ensure smooth implementation of Project Tokhang.
This resulted to the voluntary surrender of 6,011 users and 858 pushers in the entire Eastern Visayas from July 1-10, 2016 as the spate of the all-out-war against illegal drugs continues, says Pcsupt Elmer Cruz Beltejar, Acting Regional Director, PRO8. 

According to Beltejar, from July 1 thousands of drug users and drug pushers submitted themselves to police stations and to their local mayors and pledged to abandon their illegal drugs activities after signing an affidavit of undertaking duly subscribed and sworn to before a notary public. 

“They were not detained but we will closely monitor them. We anticipate more to surrender in the coming days and I encourage our public to continue supporting our fight against illegal drugs. Expect continuous anti-drug operations to be launched by your police, hindi kami titigil hanggat hindi nasusugpo ang illegal na droga sa buong rehiyon,” he said. 

Beltejar commends the operating troops and said that PRO8 will continue its unwavering efforts to eradicate illegal drugs within the region as “Double Barrel” is being widely implemented in the country. 

“The PNP anti-drug campaign operations have no timeline and it will never stop until said menace is totally eradicated in the region,” the police regional chief added. 

Moreover, PRO8 encourages the general public to support the PNP in the campaign against illegal drugs and provide relevant information please report immediately to your nearest police stations or through social media (Twitter - @Pro8Pcrd or Facebook Page – Pulis ha Rehiyon Otso) or through the following: Dial 117 or text 2920; RTOC 09173114794/09478907155 and Isumbong Mo Kay Tsip 09178475757.
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