Gov’t data: Over half of 2,098 minors rescued were ‘drugs pushers’

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MANILA, Philippines — More than half of the 2,098 children rescued in drug operations from July 2016 to February 2019 are drug pushers, the government’s latest data on the war against illegal drugs showed.

In a report of the Real Numbers presented Wednesday, it was revealed that 1,143 minors were sellers of illegal drugs while six were identified as maintainers of drug dens, nine were employees of it, and two were caught cultivating marijuana plants.

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