The Philippines Drug War is the biggest crime on the planet, according to a report released on Tuesday by the U.S. National Institute of Justice.
The study found that between July 1, 2016 and March 1, 2017, more than 11,200 people were killed in drug-related violence, and more than 12,400 were wounded in the drug war.
It also found that nearly 1,500 people were executed by authorities for drug- related crimes.
The report noted that the Drug War has cost the Philippine economy about $20 billion.
The U.N. estimates that the Philippines’ drug war cost the country more than $60 billion since 2001.
The Drug War was sparked by a botched drug raid in the capital Manila in March last year, when police arrested and killed five people and recovered thousands of kilos of marijuana.
The drugs seized were used to create a potent form of synthetic opioids called fentanyl, which was being used in a variety of forms by drug dealers on the island nation of more than 20 million people.
President Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly denounced the U,N., and the Philippine government for failing to provide evidence that the drug cartel was behind the raid.
The NIJ report, which also cited the Philippines Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and other police departments, said the Philippine Drug Enforcement Bureau (PDEB) has arrested and arrested more than 6,000 people since the raid, and has recovered more than 7,000 kilos (16,600 pounds) of fentanyl.
The agency has recovered a total of about 11,600 kilos.
The drug war has also cost the Philippines $60 million in medical bills, the report said.
More than 10,000 drug addicts and addicts have died in the Philippine drug war since Duterte took office in June last year.
The U.K.-based International Narcotics Control Board has estimated that more than 1,800 drug-dependent people are killed every day in the country.
The Philippine Drug War and its effect on the country has been widely reported in the Philippines, but the NIJ study found no credible data on the extent of the damage that the war has caused in the past year.