Camp Col Romeo A Abendan, Zamboanga City – Police operatives have arrested 58 persons, mostly newly identifed drug suspects and most wanted persons during the Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operations (SACLEO) carried out by operating units of Police Regional Office 9 in the region on February 21, 2021.
PBGEN Ronaldo Genaro E Ylagan, Regional Director, PRO9 said the operations resulted in the confiscation of 195 sachets of shabu amounting to ₱475,436.00, 9 sachets of Marijuana leaves, 12 short firearms, 4 high-powered firearms and 1 handgrenade including 40 turnover firearms through Oplan Katok.
Aside from 19 wanted persons with outstanding warrants of arrest, the police operatives also arrested 3 for illegal gambling; 23 in anti-illegal drugs operations and 13 arrested for illegal possession of firearms.
PBGEN Ylagan said the operations involved illegal-drugs; service of the search warrant and warrant of arrest; manhunt; illegal gambling raids and loose firearms.
The Regional Director commended the operating units of PRO9 for relentless effort in conducting the Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operation in adherence to the guidance of the Chief PNP against illegal drugs, street crime, wanted persons and illegal gambling. He assured the public that the police force will sustain its continuous operations all over the region to ensure the peace and order situation in Zamboanga Peninsula. (PRO9-PIO)