300 lawbreakers hauled to jail

July 30, 2023 Alfred P. Dalizon 143 views

HILIPPINE National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group director Major General Romeo M. Caramat Jr. yesterday reported the arrest of 300 lawbreakers as a result of their recent four-day conduct of ‘One-Time, Big-Time’ anti-criminality operations nationwide.

In a report to PNP chief, General Benjamin C. Acorda Jr., the official said that the arrests were made in the aftermath of a July 19-22 conduct of Simultaneous CIDG Intensified Anti-Criminality Operations across the country.

“This is part of our effort to account for various threats to the conduct of a peaceful and safe October 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections particularly in accounting for wanted persons and loose firearms that could be used as an instrument of violence during the forthcoming BSKE election period,” said Maj. Gen. Caramat.

The official said that the arrests were made as a result of 277 CIDG operations which likewise led to the seizure of 31 illegal firearms and explosives and other pieces of evidence worth over P1 million.

He said that 30 suspects were arrested during Oplan: Paglalansag Omega or the campaign against illegal firearms and private armed groups. Those operations netted 31 loose firearms and three explosives.

Maj. Gen. Caramat said that the conduct of their Oplan: Pagtugis or campaign against wanted persons triggered 209 manhunt operations which resulted in the arrest of 26 Most Wanted Persons at the Regional Level; 14 at Provincial Level MWPs and 15 at City and Municipal MWPs.

Another 159 Other Wanted Persons were also apprehended as a result of those operations.

The official said that they also arrested 13 suspected leaders and members of organized criminal gangs amid their intensified effort to jail members of outlawed groups who continue to sow fear in some parts of the country.

On the other hand, he said the Oplan: Megashopper or campaign against economic saboteurs resulted in the arrest of 10 suspects and the seizure of some P1.097 million worth of smuggled products.