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SPD’s warrant Day hauls 777 wanted persons to jail

April 16, 2024 Alfred P. Dalizon 95 views

A TOTAL of 777 persons wanted for various criminal offenses in the country have been accounted for by agents of the Southern Police District since last February as a result of the implementation of its so-called ‘Warrant Day’ every Friday, the Journal Group learned on Tuesday.

Latest to be hauled to jail by the SPD under Brigadier General Mark D. Pespes on Friday last week, April 12 were 78 wanted persons including 11 Top Most Wanted Persons (TMWPs), 22 Most Wanted Persons (MWPs) and 45 Other Wanted Persons.

The SPD reported to National Capital Region Police Office director, Major Gen. Jose Melencio C. Nartatez Jr. that since the start of their Warrant Day last February 9, a total of 127 TMWPs have been apprehended in the southern part of Metro Manila.

On the other hand, more than 200 MWPs were also arrested by SPD agents during the period. The rest were OMWPs.

The arrested TMWPs and MWPs were facing criminal charges ranging from murder, homicide, rape, and violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, and RA 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearm and Ammunition Regulations Act of 2013.

The others were wanted for slight physical injury, estafa and other violation of special laws.

Brig. Gen. Pespes ordered the Makati, Taguig, Las Piñas, Parañaque and Pasay City Police Stations and the Pateros Municipal Police Station to look into the records of wanted persons in the regional trial courts and the Philippine National Police Directorate for Investigation and Detection Management E-Warrant and E-Rogues system and ensure that they will be served every Friday of the week.

Over the past 10 Fridays, an average of 77 wanted persons in Metro Manila have been arrested and put to jail by the SPD as a result.

“These apprehensions underscore the relentless efforts of the SPD in ensuring the safety and security of the community in the southern part of the metropolis and to see to it that all lawbreakers will be brought before the bar of justice as part of our duty to uphold the rule of law,” said Brig. Gen. Pespes.