A TOTAL of 115 known drug personalities in Bulacan were among the more than 350 lawbreakers hauled to jail by the local police as a result of simultaneous anti-criminality operations in the province, a report to Police Regional Office 3 director, Brigadier General Rhodel O. Sermonia said yesterday.
Bulacan Police Provincial Office director, Colonel Lawrence B. Cajipe said the suspects were arrested as a result of their SACLEO previously known as the ‘One-Time, Big-Time’ anti-crime drive in different parts of the province.
Bulacan police director, Colonel Lawrence B. Cajipe said the 115 drug personalities , majority of them included in the Philippine National Police watch list were arrested in separate buy-bust operations in the municipalities of Angat, Balagtas, Baliwag, Bocaue, Bustos, Calumpit, Guiguinto, Hagonoy, Obando, Pandi, San Rafael, Marilao, Norzagaray and Sta. Maria and in San Jose del Monte, Malolos and Meycauayan cities
Recovered from the suspects were 385 heat-sealed plastic sachets containing shabu, seven plastic packets with dried marijuana leaves, the buy-bust money, two motorcycles, a caliber .22 rifle with one magazine, several live ammunition and various drug paraphernalia.
All the suspects are facing non-bailable charges for sale and possession of prohibited drugs under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Cajipe said 96 others were arrested for illegal gambling activities and violation of general community quarantine protocols in Paombong, Guiguinto, Balagtas, Santa Maria, Pandi, Calumpit, San Rafael and Bulacan municipalities and in San Jose del Monte and Meycauayan cities.
The suspects were busted for either playing card, mahjong or billiard games in public or involvement in illegal ‘tupada’ or cockfighting games. Recovered from the suspects were fighting cocks, gaffs, playing cards and cash bets.
The other suspects were arrested in manhunt operations conducted by Bulacan police tracker teams in Baliwag, Bocaue, Bustos, Guiguinto, Hagonoy, Marilao, Paombong, Pandi, Plaridel, Norzagaray, Meycauayan, San Ildefonso, San Miguel, San Rafael and Sta. Maria municipalities and in San Jose del Monte City.
Cajipe said the suspects were the subjects of warrants of arrest for various felonies including theft, violation of RA 9165 and RA 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulations Act of 2013, malicious mischief, estafa and physical injuries.