Bataan cops nab over 200 felons, 33 guns seized

February 9, 2022 Bernard Galang 129 views

BATAAN Police director Col. Romell Velasco reported from January 8 to February 7, his men arrested 223 individuals including 10 most wanted and 75 persons wanted for various crimes.

Velasco said 47 were nabbed for illegal drugs, 88 were apprehended for illegal gambling and three were arrested due to illegal logging activities.

Also, 11 loose firearms were confiscated and 22 guns were voluntarily surrendered as a result of the implementation of “Oplan Katok.”

A total of 61.0276 grams of shabu and 0.336 grams of marijuana were seized while P37,218 bet money was confiscated in anti-illegal gambling operations and more or less 921 board feet of illegally cut coco lumber and one chainsaw were recovered in the operations.

“The Bataan Police have been consistent in its efforts to preserve peace and order in the province. With these accomplishments, rest assured that we will continue to initiate and step up anti-crime drives and continue to work with the various groups in the community to better serve and protect the public,” Velasco said.