PRO3 notes significant crime drop in Central Luzon

CAMP OLIVAS — Police Regional Office 3 Brigadier General Jose S. Hidalgo Jr. yesterday claimed that there has been a significant decrease in index crime incidents over the past 138 days in Central Luzon.

Hidalgo said index crime volume of murder, homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery, theft, carnapping of motorcycle and motor vehicle dropped to 16.71%, from 1,466 cases in February 22 to July 10 of last year to only 1,221 for this year. 

He said that 2,248 operations against illegal drugs conducted by various police units in the region has resulted in the arrest of 3,234 persons and seizure of a total of 9,051.02 grams of shabu with an estimated street value of Php60,451,566.84. Also in the said operation a total of 16,988.53 grams of marijuana with a street value of Php2,033,547.18 were confiscated by police operatives.

With their intensified operation against loose firearms, the Central Luzon has confiscated a total of 508 assorted fireamrs including voluminous ammunitions.

In their campaign against illegal gambling, police operatives were able to arrest 2,929 people and seized from them a total Php 1,849,743.00 cash bets.

On the other hand, the relentless operation of Central Luzon police against wanted persons has resulted to the arrest of 462 notorious individuals tagged as “Most Wanted Persons” in the region. Also, a total of 2,883 people listed under “Other Wanted Persons” were also arrested.

“These accomplishments are clear manifestation of our unwavering commitment to upholding the law and fulfilling our duty to maintain peace and order in Central Luzon,” Hidalgo said.

According to Hidalgo consistent implementation of various strategies to include intelligence-driven operations, intensified police visibility and community-based programs such as the Interactive Engagement Policing (IEP) are being carried out by Central Luzon police to attain a goal of a safer region to live, work and do business.