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Makati cops net 302 violators in two day anti-crime ops

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September 29, 2018

Ref.: Makati ICRD, 8998938

 

 

Makati cops net 302 violators in two day anti-crime ops

 

 

Makati Mayor Abby Binay praised the Makati Police Department for arresting 302 offenders of various laws and ordinances during simultaneous anti-criminality and law enforcement operations (SACLEO) over the past weekend.

 

SACLEO is an all-out police operation simultaneously conducted in identified areas against illegal drug personalities, most wanted persons, bearers of loose firearms, illegal gamblers, and city ordinance violators.

 

“The city government and all Makatizens are deeply grateful for your untiring dedication to maintain peace and order on our streets and communities at all hours, rain or shine,” Mayor Abby said.

 

The mayor noted that as increased police visibility has made residents feel safer, the day and night operations of the city police force have also resulted in the apprehension of law offenders and wanted suspects.

 

In a report to the mayor, Makati Police chief senior superintendent Rogelio Simon stated that from September 21 to 22 alone, Makati cops arrested 26 crime suspects and 87 ordinance violators. The crime suspects nabbed included nine individuals with outstanding warrants of arrest, four caught violating RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act, and eight for violating PD 1602 or the Anti-Illegal Gambling Act.

 

Individuals caught violating city ordinances during the two-day period included 51 for smoking in public, six drinking in public places, and 30 minors violating the city-imposed curfew.

 

Meanwhile, a total of 189 traffic violators were also apprehended in its Oplan Sita and Oplan Bulabog operations.

 

Recently, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) commended the Makati police for topping the ongoing drive against violators of local ordinances, citing 3,878 offenders recorded from June 13 to August 31 this year.

 

The city police department was also awarded the Medalya ng Kagalingan last August 20 at Camp Crame in recognition of its exemplary peacekeeping efforts in the city.

 

In the past four months, from May 10 to September 10, the Makati police reported the arrest of 348 illegal drugs personalities; 349 gamblers; and 180 wanted persons. Meanwhile, 218 suspects were arrested for Index Crimes such as murder, homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery, theft, and motorcycle theft.

 

During the said period, the police also rescued 2,136 minors for violating curfew hours, and apprehended 175 for drinking in public streets and places; 22 for being shirtless in public places; 1,774 for violating the smoking ban; and 124 for violating other local ordinances, such as urinating in public places.

 

The mayor earlier directed the police to crack down on violators of city ordinances to instil discipline and order as well as prevent the commission of more serious crimes. “We must not tolerate the proliferation of petty offenses as these can breed major crimes, including illegal drug activities,” she said.

 

Last August, Mayor Abby received three awards in a row from the protective sector. These were

Medalya ng Pambihirang Paglilingkod – Degree of Lakan Award by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Outstanding Local Chief Executive for 2018 Award by the NCRPO, and Local Chief Executive Award by the BFP – NCR.

 

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