FOUR-HUNDRED FOUR violators of the General Community Quarantine in Cavite and 152 others involved in various felonies including drug trafficking were arrested by the local police from Friday to early morning yesterday, Cavite Police Provincial Office director, Colonel Marlon R. Santos said.
In a report to Police Regional Office 4-A director, Brigadier General Vicente D. Danao Jr., the Cavite police director said 35 of the suspects were arrested as a result of 16 separate buy-bust operations conducted by his men in Bacoor, Imus, Cavite and Dasmariñas cities and the municipalities of Tanza, General Mariano Alvarez, Ternate, Alfonso, Indang and Naic.
Santos said those operations resulted in the confiscation of nearly 27 grams of suspected shabu valued at around P114,000 and around seven grams of dried marijuana leaves worth P260.
The arrested suspects are now facing charges for violation of RA 9165.
The other suspects include nine wanted for reckless imprudence resulting in serious physical injuries as well as others wanted for alarm and scandal, woman and child abuse, homicide, RA 9165, estafa, qualified theft, unjust vexation and reckless imprudence resulting in damage to properties.
Santos said policemen manning a Quarantine Control Point in Maragondon also arrested a security guard found carrying a loaded firearm without proper documents. The guard is now facing charges for violation of RA 10591.
Another 11 were arrested while gambling in public places in Maragondon and Noveleta towns while four were jailed for their involvement in separate stabbing incidents in Naic and Trece Martirez City.
Santos said another operation in Bacoor City past 4 p.m. Friday led in the arrest of 92 Chinese POGO workers for violation of quarantine rules and POGO laws. The foreigners were found inside Mariche Apartelle in Rotunda Panapaan in Bacoor City.
Recovered during the operation were various laptop computers, desktop computers, cellphones, internet modems, assorted computer accessories, a sizeable amount of cash and the Chinese nationals’ passports and identification cards.
Santos said of the 404 quarantine violators apprehended, 83 are curfew violators while four were hauled to jail for violation of the liquor ban. Another 15 were apprehended for violation social distancing rules, 57 for loitering in public without face masks and 245 without quarantine pass.