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Ilocos-Pangasinan cops bare anti-crime drive results

April 17, 2024 Alfred P. Dalizon 89 views

ilocosTHE Police Regional Office (PRO)-1 headed by Brigadier General Lou Evangelista recently bared its significant accomplishments in the campaign against criminality in Ilocos-Pangasinan region over the past five months.

The region is composed of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan and Dagupan City.

During the period, the unit conducted 389 anti-narcotics operations which led in the arrest of 452 targets, the surrender of 63 others and the confiscation of more than P34 million worth of shabu and dried marijuana leaves.

The PRO11 also accounted for 1,368 wanted persons during the period.

Its campaign against illegal firearms also saw the PRO-1 conducting 102 operations which led in the arrest of 99 suspects and confiscation/recovery and surrender of 532 illegal firearms.

Ninety-four of the firearms were seized during the service of search warrants, checkpoints, arrest of wanted persons and buy-bust operations.

During the same period, the regional police force also conducted 192 operations against illegal gambling which resulted in the arrest of 665 persons involved in card games, video/karera, cara y cruz, colored game and two illegal number gaming operations.

Those operations netted nearly P432,000 in illegal gambling bets.

The PRO-1 likewise conducted 199 anti-illegal logging operations during the period which led in the arrest of 233 persons and the seizure of nearly P13.3 million worth of illegally-cut forest products.

Evangelista said they are redirecting their focus on the new policies and programs of PNP chief Gen. Rommel Francisco Marbil, who has vowed to ensure that Filipinos will feel what real police presence is.

Evangelista said during the 1st quarter of the year, they accounted for 360 drug personalities in the region following the conduct of 302 anti-narcotics operations which resulted in the confiscation of P29,230,819.26 worth of shabu and marijuana.

The figures are much higher compared to the same period in 2023 where the PRO-1 accounted for P28,760,026.96 worth of illegal drugs as a result of 277 operations.