Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Colombia, US want to replicate Duterte’s war on drugs

In the Philippines, the record shows that there are 76,863 anti-drug operations conducted from July 1, 2016 to date, with over a million drug personalities surrendering and 113,932 arrested, yielding a total of P18.84 billion worth of illegal drugs, paraphernalia and laboratory equipment.
The controversial “Oplan Tokhang” campaign that the Philippine National Police (PNP) launched when former Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was elected as the President of the Philippines, is now being adopted by the countries who are facing serious problems on illegal drugs abuse and trading.
This was said in an interview with PNA on Tuesday by Police Chief Inspector (PCI) Kimberly Molitas, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) information officer and member of the International Association of Women Police (IAWP).

Molitas represents the Philippines in an international fora talking on the country’s war on drugs.

Molitas said that the foreign law enforcers are planing to adopt the “Oplan Tokhang” idea to decrease the drug abuse and drug trade rate in their country. This happened during her visit in Columbia, one of the countries known for being saddled with the war on drugs, this October to talk on the administration’s campaign on illegal drugs, “Oplan Tokhang”.

The countries she visited to present the real score on the drug war in the Philippines and showed interest to replicate the said campaign are Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Colombia, and USA including in New York.

“They have been looking at factual benefits of the ‘Oplan Tokhang’, how some suspects died during police operation, what the human rights organization says, and what are reported on media,” Molitas said.

“They were surprised that we have at least 1.3 million drug surrenderers which, according to them, never happened to other countries facing drug problems,” she added.

The PNP’s “Knock and Plead scheme”, where policemen literally knocked on the doors of the drug suspects and asked them to voluntarily surrender, was what Molitas cited in response to the question asked about the strategies undertaken in “OplanTokhang” that made 1.3 million drug suspects surrender.

“They even asked me to accompany them to do the knock and plead scheme,” she said.

“The Indonesian police is now preparing to implement their own version of the ‘Oplan Tokhang’..”She added


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