7,000 drug users,pushers force to give up: 'it is better to surrender than die'

In Central Luzon region, there were 7,000 drug users and pushers have already surrendered to the police authorities since July 1.

According to the Inquirer report, the high ranking police official said that the suspected drug users and pushers has an “impression that it is better to surrender than die,” due to the summary of execution.

Regional police director Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino said in the interview that the police were not included in many killings of suspected drug dealers and users which got to be continuous days after President Duterte expected office.

However, fear had driven guilty parties to submit to the powers, Aquino said, including that huge numbers of them had guaranteed to leave the medication propensity and exchange.

Aquino said they were open for investigation. Also he said there were 45 drug clients and pushers were murdered from July 1 to 7 when they battled policemen leading purchase bust operations or serving capture and court orders. He said 20 suspects were executed amid police operations directed from June 1 to 30.

“We are open to an investigation [for the spate of extrajudicial killings],” he said.

On the other hand, there were 2,500 surrenderees in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija on Sunday.

Supt. Joselito Villarosa Jr., city police chief, said they surrendered by virtue of a "knock and plead" operation propelled by the police.

He said police and town authorities went on house-to-house crusade to urge suspects to surrender their ties with illicit medication syndicates.
.The community members also tasked to screen on the exercises of the individuals who surrendered.

“Those who are not surrendering are prepared to slug it out with us,” Aquino said.

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