Over 2K ECQ violators apprehended in Cavite

OVER 2,000 violators of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Cavite have been apprehended by agents of the local police since last Sunday, a report to Police Regional Office 5 director, Brigadier General Vicente D. Danao Jr. said yesterday.

Cavite Police Provincial Office director, Colonel Marlon R. Santos said the offenders were accosted for violating the order placing Cavite under community quarantine in view of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Santos said that 338 of the offenders were apprehended for violating the curfew hours, 19 for liquor ban violation, 34 for resisting arrest by agents of a person in authority while the rest were found to be having no barangay quarantine pass when they tried to pass thru Quarantine Control Points being manned by the local police.

The official said since last Monday, they also  conducted nine anti-narcotics operations which resulted in the arrest of 16 known drug personalities in the province and the seizure of nearly P120,000 worth of shabu and the buy-bust money.

The drug stings and arrests were made in the cities of General Trias, Dasmariñas and Imus and the municipalities of Carmona and Naic.

Santos said policemen in Bacoor City also arrested Victor Aledia, the no. 1 most wanted man in the area during a manhunt operation in Barangay Talaba around 1 p.m. last Monday.

The suspect is the subject of a warrant of arrest for violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulations Act of 2013 issued by a local court with no bail recommended, the Cavite police director said.