533 persons arrested in Central Luzon police’ anti-crime drive
The Central Luzon police apprehended 533 individuals during an intensified anti-criminality drive in the region from November 15 to 21.
Authorities seized more than P1 million worth of illegal drugs during the operation, according to Brig. General Matthew Baccay, director of the Police Regional Office 3, according to a Philippine News Agency report.
Of the arrested persons in the region, 171 have standing warrants of arrest, 138 were nabbed for illegal drugs, 172 for illegal gambling, one for motorcyle theft, two for illegal logging, and 49 arrested with loose firearms.
In the PNA report, Baccay said some 158.91 grams of shabu with a Dangerous Drug Board value of P1,083,025 and P90,436 cash bets on illegal gambling were confiscated.
“We will continue to triple, if not double, our efforts to arrest all wanted criminals and put them behind bars, as well as fight all forms of criminality and illegal drugs in Central Luzon to attain a safer place to live, work, and do business, “ the official said in a statement.
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