Central Luzon police 2010 accomplishment eyes bigger for 2011

By Jason de Asis


SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga, February 21, 2011-PNP Central Luzon Director Alan Purisima presented the significant accomplishments of the PNP last year’s campaigns on crime prevention and control during a regional peace and order summit at Clark Freeport and eyeing for 2011 much higher accomplishments.


Purisima reported that central Luzon police was able to reduce supply of illegal drugs due to the arrest of 695 persons (377 pushers and 318 users) by the PNP during its operations that resulted to the confiscation of 22.740 kilos of marijuana and two kilos of shabu with a total value of Php3.95 million.


On its anti-carnapping campaign, the police conducted 219 anti-carnapping operations that resulted to the arrest of 119 persons, recovery of 161 carnapped vehicles and subsequent filing of 60 carnapping cases in court.


The police also busted 12 criminal gangs operating in Central Luzon that led to the arrest of 21 criminals and the recovery of seven assorted firearms. Three cases against syndicated crime groups have been filed by the PNP in court.


Intelligence operations of the PNP-PRO3 against organized crime groups and criminal gangs also yielded to the neutralization of notorious and most wanted personalities in the region and captured one of those in the regional wanted list, 164 criminals in the provincial wanted list and 232 other wanted persons.


On its campaign against loose firearms, the PNP recorded a total of 356 operations that resulted to the confiscation and recovery of 439 assorted firearms of different calibers and these operations also became instrumental to the arrest of 448 persons and the filing of 198 cases in court.


Purisima said that the PNP-PRO3 is set to deploy an additional two hundred (200) police force in their provinces which aims to beef up police operations in the region and to strengthen police visibility to serve and to protect its citizenry. (Jason de Asis)

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