CAMP ALAGAR, Cagayan de Oro City: The regional police command here arrested 154 suspects, busted illegal drug worth more than P 1 million and seized 13 loose firearms in a one day anti-crime operation in Northern Mindanao, Regional Police Director Brig. Gen. Rolando P. Anduyan said Wednesday.
The operation dubbed as: “Simultaneous Anti-Crime and Law Enforcement Operations (SACLEO)” was designed to serve arrest and search warrants in various areas through simultaneous and coordinated operations by satellite police offices in Northern Mindanao, Anduyan said.
He said that the SACLEO arrested nine suspects by virtue of search warrants issued by the court and seized 13 several types of loose firearms and various ammunitions.
Another 12 search warrants issued against suspected illegal drug traffickers also resulted in the arrest of 14 suspects and the apprehension of 12 other suspects that yielded a total of 150.736 grams of Shabu valued at P 1,026,364.80 million.
Anduyan, however, said that the bulk of arrests were carried out, a total of 119 against wanted persons for various crimes, mostly facing charges with murder, rape, multiple rapes and qualified theft.
He said that the region wide SACLEO is usually carried out unscheduled every month in Northern Mindanao as part of the nationwide crime prevention program of the Philippine National Police (PNP). -0-