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PRO3 anti-crime ops net 1K law breakers, seize P3.1M drugs

CAMP OLIVAS — As PRO3’s anti-crime drive continues, some 1,224 individuals including wanted persons were arrested while P3,100,896.82 worth of illegal drugs were seized from September 11 to 17 in the region.

Central Luzon police director Brig. Gen. Cesar Pasiwen said of the 1,224 arrested, 848 were nabbed for illegal gambling; 198 for illegal drugs; 162 persons have standing warrants of arrest, 20 of whom are most wanted with strings of warrants of arrest ranging from murder, rape, and frustrated murder; and 16 were apprehended during implementation of search warrants and for violating local ordinances and other special laws.

Meanwhile, 560 plastic sachets containing shabu weighing 434.23 grams with a DDB value of P2,952,735.22 and 54 sachets of marijuana weighing 1,234.68 grams valued at P148,161.60, some 47 assorted loose firearms and P459,652 bet money were confiscated.

Pasiwen said these accomplishments particularly in the arrest of wanted fugitives, people involved in illegal drugs, illegal gambling and street crimes were the results of the strong support of all local chief executives in the anti-crime campaign of PRO3.