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In the first quarter, the Philippine National Police (PNP) Region 6 apprehended 1,500 wanted individuals

By Perla Lena

ILOILO CITY – The collective efforts of various police units operating under the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) led to the apprehension of 1,501 wanted individuals in the first quarter of this year.

However, according to PRO6 spokesperson Lt. Col. Arnel Solis, this figure slightly decreased compared to the same period last year, which recorded 1,857 apprehensions.

“The success can be attributed to the dedication and commitment of our operatives on the ground, supported by their unit commanders,” Solis stated.

He further disclosed that among those apprehended, 267 were labeled as ‘most wanted,’ while 1,234 fell under the category of other wanted persons.

Most wanted persons are those facing heinous cases while other wanted persons are involved in minor cases,” he said.

The Negros Occidental Police Office (NOCPPO) achieved the highest arrest with 657, followed by Iloilo PPO with 299, and Bacolod City PO has 126. Iloilo City PO contributed 111; Antique PPO, 106; Aklan PPO, 82; Capiz PPO, 77; and Guimaras PPO, 31.

Other units, including the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, arrested nine and three from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 6 (RMFB6).

Meanwhile, two separate sting operations conducted by the Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit (RPDEU) and the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) Tuesday night and early morning of Wednesday in Barangay San Jose, Arevalo, Iloilo City, seized 390 grams of suspected shabu valued at over PHP2.65 million.

Collared were high-value individuals alias “Mico,” 33 years old, previously arrested in 2017 for a drug case but availed of the plea-bargaining agreement, and 36-year-old “Ryan,” a “Tokhang” surrenderee, all residents of Molo districts.

The suspects will be charged with a violation of Republic Act 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (PNA) 

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