One-day CIDG anti-crime operations net 137 suspects

Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) have arrested 137 persons in anti-criminality operations conducted across the country that led to the recovery and confiscation of several pieces of evidence and the suppression of illegal activities, CIDG chief Brig. Gen. Romeo Caramat said Thursday. In a statement, Caramat said the 128 anti-crime operations conducted last Tuesday were in compliance with the call of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr. to eradicate various criminal activities and ensure public safety. According to the CIDG chief, 98 manhunt operations were conducted under the campaign against wanted persons, or Oplan Pagtugis, that resulted in the arrest of 33 Most Wanted Persons (MWPs), 13 of whom were classified under regional, 10 provincial and 10 in the municipal/city level. The manhunt operations also netted 65 individuals classified as Other Wanted Persons (OWPs). Meanwhile, 14 suspects were apprehended in the 19 police operations against loose firearms that resulted in the seizure of 18 guns of different calibers and two explosives. Caramat said the campaign against smuggling and manufacturing, distribution and trading of counterfeit items led to the arrest of seven economic saboteurs during four operations that resulted in the seizure of more than PHP1.9 million worth of evidence. Seven police operation under other law enforcement activities (OLEA) resulted in the arrest of 18 persons and the confiscation of evidence worth PHP32,505. ‘Heeding the call of the new PNP Top Cop, the CIDG will continue to boost the conduct of comprehensive police operations throughout the nation through its flagship programs to suppress illegal activities and arrest those wanted by our law,’ Caramat said.

Source: Philippines News Agency