Police nab 797 for jaywalking PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 17:45

The Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) has reported that a total of 797 people mostly students were apprehended since it started last week the enforcement of City Ordinance 248 or the anti-jaywalking edict.

SPO2 Alexander Mabalot, spokesman of the ZCPO, told the press briefing in City Hall yesterday morning that last week’s campaign netted 745 violators, of whom 454 were issued citation ticket for a fine of P100 each, while the 291 other volunteered to render community service like street sweeping for a number of hours.

The police apprehended 52 more violators yesterday morning and they will continue the anti-jaywalking campaign until people are disciplined to use the pedestrian lanes when crossing the streets in the city proper.

In another development, the police have conducted a total of 11 operations against the illegal drugs trade, resulting in the arrest of 17 people and the confiscation of 32 sachets containing shabu and, marked money and drug paraphernalia.

Police report identified those arrested in illegal drugs operations as Jasir Ahid y Aliam, Salahuddin Asikain y Ugis, Abirin Sahibul y Tahi, Roberto Abubu y Flurida, Bing Panning y Fontanilla, Rosellier Penning y Fontanilla, Mamerto Idlo y Duran, Ednur Jimenez y Zamora, Ryan Gaspar y Revillas, Tirso and Paradillo y Usman.

In the campaign against illegal gambling, the police arrested four suspects identified as Javier Sayadi y Maiya, Faijal Burahim y Baguinda, Bing Penning y Fontanilla and Penning Fontanilla.

In traffic law enforcement, the police conducted 171 operations, issued citation tickets to 740 violators, while 70 other violators were issued temporary operating permits (TOPs).

A total of 70 motorcycles, 1 PUJ, and an SUV vehicle were impounded for various offenses. — Vic Larato