CAMP COL RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City – The Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operations (SACLEO) have resulted in the arrest of 115 wanted persons in Caraga region in a single day on Monday, the regional command reported on Wednesday.
Arrested were one foreign national, three Communist New People’s Army Terrorists (CNTs), 25 Most Wanted Persons (MWP), and 86 others.
The arrests were made after the regional command ordered all field units and police station to conduct the SACLEO.
Caraga Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) Regional Director P/Brig. Gen. Romeo M. Caramat, Jr. ordered all police units in the region to conduct SACLEO especially during the holiday season.
Of the 29 most wanted persons, ten were arrested by operatives from the Agusan del Sur Police Provincial Office (PPO), seven by the Agusan del Norte PPO, five by the Butuan City Police Office (BCPO), three by the Surigao del Norte PPO, three by the Regional Intelligence Division 13, and one by the Surigao del Sur PPO.
Out of the 86 wanted persons arrested, 34 were nabbed by the Agusan del Norte PPO, 18 by the Surigao del Norte PPO, 14 by the BCPO, nine by the Agusan del Sur PPO, four by the Surigao del Sur PPO, four by the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 13, two by the Dinagat Islands PPO, and one by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group 13.
The arrests were made by virtue of arrest warrants issued by the different local courts in Northeastern Mindanao or Caraga region.
“Rest assured that PNP Caraga will conduct another Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operations in the region in the coming days to ensure that illegal activities are suppressed and no criminal and wanted persons are freely roaming in the region, posing threats to Caraganons,” Caramat told The Manila Bulletin on Wednesday.
The region’s top cop commended the men and women of PRO 13 for their dedication to duty and commitment to serve and protect the people.
“We also commend the Caraganons for their continuing effort in helping our police units in the region,“ Caramat added.