War on drugs: Police kill 7, arrest 811 during Holy Week 2018

DRUG KILLING Police seal off a crime scene following a TokHang operation in Manila. Rappler file photo

DRUG KILLING Police seal off a crime scene following a TokHang operation in Manila.

Rappler file photo

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) killed 7 and arrested 811 during Holy Week.

This was announced by PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Monday, April 2, in a Camp Crame briefing.

The killings and arrests were all done under anti-illegal drugs raids and buy-busts as Oplan Tokhang, the literal knock-and-plead anti-drugs operation, was suspended during the holidays.

Holy Week was observed from March 28 to April 1. – Rappler.com

Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers security, crime, and the city of Manila for Rappler. He was chosen as a Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

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