SPO1 Gregoria B Antonano

Published on
4 July 2016

Project “Tukhang” knocks off 206 drug personalities in Iloilo

Camp Francisco U. Sumagaysay, Sr., STA. BARBARA, ILOILO, July 4 -- The new intensified anti-illegal drugs campaign of the PNP tagged as Project TUKHANG” under the “Double Barrel” Strategy of new PNP Chief PDG Ronald Dela Rosa has proven worth clearing the streets of Iloilo province of 206 drug personalities.

Iloilo Police Provincial Office carried out 277 ‘Tukhang” or “Tuktok – Hangyo” operations to identified drug personalities, 219 of which are users while 58 are pushers.

With Project “Tukhang”, IPPO yielded a soaring number of surrendered drug personalities to different municipal police stations province-wide. Its diligent efforts made 173 users and 33 pushers to surrender themselves voluntarily, with Oton police station leading with 26 surrenderees.

“IPPO will continue to plead to the remaining drug personalities until they yield to our (“Tukhang”) operation. They are given the chance to start anew, so let today be that day,” said IPPO director PSSupt Roderick Augustus Alba.

Since its launch last July 1, only 61 drug personalities remain in IPPO’s “Tukhang” operation.###