BORACAY, Aklan – The Malay Municipal Police Station (MPS), headed by P/Col. Don Dicksie de Dios, chief of police, scored a major breakthrough in separate anti-crime operations conducted in the whole municipality of Malay, including Boracay Island.
Malay Police collared six most wanted persons (MWPs) in separate manhunt operations led by Lt. Conrado Espino, chief of the Intelligence division.
According to Col. De Dios, Malay PNP (Philippine National Police) nabbed three suspects for violating PD 1602 in relation to RA 9287 on “illegal gambling” in Bgy. Manocmanoc, Boracay Island on July 11.
An additional four suspects were caught in the act of playing “tong-its” and arrested by the authorities in the same barangay during the anti-illegal gambling operation.
The suspects were presented before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office in Kalibo, Aklan, for inquest proceedings and filing of cases.
Malay PNP also arrested a woman in Bgy. Manocmanoc, Boracay Island, for qualified theft with recommended bail of P40,000.
Between July 1 and 11, the Malay Police anti-crime operations arrested at least five suspects, including a foreigner.
They were subsequently turned over to the proper court concerned to face their cases.
“This only shows that the Malay PNP is committed in its fight against illegal gambling and wanted persons. Our relentless efforts on launching operations as directed by our Provincial Director Col. Crisaleo Tolentino and our Regional Director Gen. Flynn Dongbo, [we] will continue and strictly impose the full force of the law as it steps up its campaign against all forms of lawlessness to minimize criminality in Malay,” de Dios said.