Police nab Zambo’s 6 most wanted persons PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 11:38

Six of Zamboanga City’s Most Wanted Persons (MWPs) are now in police custody following focused operations carried out by the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) in the first few weeks of January.

According to City Police Director PSSupt. Angelito Casimiro, a total of 25 operations were conducted by police operatives from December 29, 2014 to January 18, resulting in the capture of 25 individuals, including the MWPs of the different police stations in the City.

For Police Station 1 in Vitali, operatives arrested Ronaldo Condeno and Cornelio Totoy Jr., the top 10 and 6 most wanted persons of Station 1, respectively. The warrant of arrest for Totoy Jr., was served in Cotabato City.

In Sinunuc, Police Station 8 nabbed its top 1, 2, and 4 most wanted persons identified as Alexander Aquino, Leomer Tabasa, and Mary Acosta, respectively, in three separate operations.

Abdulmunib Hamja, Central Police Station’s Top 5 Most Wanted, was arrested on January 16 in Sta. Catalina for a case of illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions.

“This is part of the focused operations that the ZCPO is doing on the accounting of the 10 most wanted person,” said Casimiro in his report to the local media Monday, January 19.

Meanwhile, operations for the ZCPO’s anti-criminalities campaign continue to remain on full swing. For its campaign against illegal drugs, the ZCPO conducted 44 operations resulting in the arrest of 62 individuals and confiscation of 196 sachets of shabu, 1 sachet of marijuana, marked money, and drug paraphernalia.

Nine operations were conducted for the anti-illegal gambling campaign. Over the course of the past three weeks, police operations arrested 27 persons, and confiscated 23 slot machines and other gambling paraphernalia.

Police operations against firearms resulted in the arrest of 5 individuals and the seizure 5 cal .45 pistols and 1 boga.

For the enforcement of traffic laws, 530 operations were conducted and a total of 1,795 citations tickets issued.

According to Casimiro, continued assistance is likewise being provided by the police to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) for anti-smuggling operations. On January 11, police operations at checkpoints resulted in the confiscation and referral of one Mitsubishi Canter loaded with 48 sacks of rice and 28 sacks of glutinous rice.

On the issue of the missing sacks of smuggled sugar, Casimiro said that the BOC is asking for their assistance to locate the remaining sugar. — Jasmine Mohammadsali