563 drug suspects surrender on Day 1 of relaunched Oplan Tokhang

Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 30 2018 04:53 PM

The Philippine National Police resumes Oplan Tokhang in Quezon City on Monday (Jan. 29, 2018) in a new schedule from 8am to 5pm. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - The first day of the relaunched Oplan Tokhang resulted in the surrender of 563 drug personalities in 1,430 separate operations in 11 regions all over the country. 

Based on data released by the Philippine National Police (PNP) Directorate for Operations, Tokhang was most active in 4 regions in Mindanao, in Southern Tagalog and other parts Luzon.

In Metro Manila, 36 drug personalities surrendered following 142 tokhang operations.

In terms of arrests, 52 drug personalities were arrested in anti-drug operations nationwide as of yesterday.

Thirteen were arrested in Central Visayas, 12 in Central Luzon and 11 in Western Visayas. 

Five drug suspects were arrested in Northern Mindanao, three in Mimaropa, two each in Southern Mindanao, Western Mindanao and Bicol Region, and one each in Ilocos and Caraga regions.