BCPO arrests 264 suspects
Some 264 wanted persons were arrested by combined operatives of the Baguio City Police Office during the implementation of the simultaneous anti-criminality and law enforcement operations from October 2022 to March 23.
Based on the BCPO accomplishment report, of the arrested wanted persons, 40 are top most wanted persons while 224 are other wanted personalities.
Among the top wanted persons arrested, five are considered to be regional level wanted persons, 11 are city level wanted persons, three are provincial level wanted persons, five are municipal level wanted persons, one district level wanted person, and 15 station level wanted persons.
On anti-illegal drug operations, the BCPO conducted 60 operations during the period where 86 individuals were arrested and three personalities surrendered.
Further, 165.01 grams of shabu, 231.626 grams of marijuana and 10 pieces of ecstasy tablets with a standard drug price of P1.2 million were seized during the said operations.
On the campaign against loose firearms, BCPO conducted 79 operations where some 75 assorted firearms were surrendered, 4 firearms were confiscated and 4 persons were arrested.
The said accomplishments were achieved by the BCPO through the conduct of checkpoints and the implementation of search warrants that were issued by the courts.
On the other hand, BCPO issued some 28,405 traffic citations to violators that resulted in some P13.36 million in collected fines from the apprehended violators during the period.
Moreover, BCPO personnel conduct weekly cleanup drives in public places and tourist destinations as part of their role as deputized environmental officers.
On the government’s anti-insurgency campaign, BCPO reported 10 personalities surrendered and 2 suspected rebels were arrested. – PIO release