NCRPO sustains ops vs drugs, other crimes

November 20, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 143 views

A SUSTAINED anti-criminality campaign by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has resulted in significant drug arrests and seizures which has greatly contributed to a reduction of street crimes in Metro Manila, NCRPO director, Major General Vicente D. Danao Jr. said yesterday.

“We have been producing constant significant results in our relentless campaign against illegal drugs, illegal gambling, most wanted persons and loose firearms to ensure a peaceful and orderly Metro Manila,” said the NCRPO director as he expressed the commitment of Team NCRPO to fully support the plans and programs of the 27th chief of the Philippine National Police, General Dionardo B. Carlos.

From November 8-14 alone, Danao said that 205 anti-narcotics operations conducted by his men from the five NCRPO districts resulted in the confiscation of nearly P11.1 million worth of shabu; around P85,000 worth of dried marijuana leaves; and some P8,500 worth of the designer drug called “Ecstasy.”

The official said that from November 8-14, a total of 374 wanted persons in the metropolis were also hauled by NCRPO agents or 34 more wanted persons accounted for and now behind bars if compared to the 340 arrests made from November 1 to 7.

A total of 248 Other Most Wanted Persons were also accounted for by the NCRPO during the same period. The suspects were all the subject of warrants of arrest for violation of the Revised Penal Code and other serious offenses issued by different courts in the metropolis.

Danao said that in line with their strict “No Take Policy” against all forms of illegal gambling activities, they also launched a total of 121 anti-illegal gambling operations over the past two weeks leading in the arrest of 328 persons and the confiscation of P46,243 in illegal gambling bets, nearly P6,000 of them recovered from the suspects who were arrested for involvement in illegal number games.

The Metro Manila police director also said they accounted for 59 loose firearms during the period in line with their ongoing effort to confiscate illegal guns that may be used to commit violence in the streets or sow trouble in the forthcoming May 2022 national and local elections.

Danao has strongly warned criminals and other law offenders including members of the uniformed service to mend their ways or face trouble with Team NCRPO.

“We are serious in our fight against all forms of criminality, illegal drugs gambling, terrorism and corruption. We will not cease until we totally eradicate the long running societal problems of the region,” he said.