A TOTAL of 120 law offenders including 88 known drug personalities are now in jail after being arrested by agents of the Cavite Police Provincial Office in a string of anti-criminality operations in the province, Cavite police director, Colonel Marlon R. Santos reported yesterday.
In a report to Police Regional Office 4-A director, Brigadier General Vicente D. Danao Jr., the official said that the suspects were arrested following 53 operations conducted during. 3-day Simultaneous Anti-criminality Law Enforcement Operation in the province.
SACLEO aims to intensify the reduction of crimes in known crime ‘hot spots’ and havens of wanted criminals in the province by focusing in the service of warrants of arrest, search warrants and other operations against illegal drugs and firearms as well as illegal gambling.
Santos said that 53 buy-bust operations in the province led in the arrest of 88 drug personalities including 65 notorious shabu dealers and 23 users. The local police also served 38 warrants of arrests leading to the arrest of the same number of persons wanted for various felonies.
The Cavite police director said that members of the Dasmariñas City Police Station seized the biggest amount of drugs with 60 grams of shabu worth P408,000 recovered from notorious drug dealer Manolito Villanueva, a 47-year-old jobless resident of Barangay Paliparan 3 who was arrested in a sting last Saturday.