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239 suspected criminals nabbed in 3-day operation in Quezon

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 04:54 PM April 18, 2022
239 suspected criminals nabbed in 3-day operation in Quezon

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LUCENA CITY––A three-day simultaneous anti-criminality law enforcement operation (Sacleo) in Quezon province led to the arrests of 239 suspected criminals, the police said Monday, April 18.

Col. Joel Villanueva, Quezon police chief, said anti-illegal drug operatives from April 15-17 collared 17 drug suspects and seized “shabu” (crystal meth) with a street value of P86,496 in 39 towns and two cities.

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The police also arrested 51 wanted criminals, 129 illegal gamblers, 29 illegal fishers, eight illegal loggers and coconut cutters, four with undocumented firearms, and one carrying a bladed weapon.

Sacleo replaced the “one-time, big-time operation,” an all-out war of the police against all local forms of criminality in a given period.

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At least 745 people were also accosted during the same period for violation of safety and health protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The violators were confronted for not wearing face masks and not observing physical distancing.

As of Sunday, the active COVID-19 cases in the province remained at seven in six localities.

At least 35 towns are COVID-19-free. Those previously infected in the localities have either recovered or died, the latest report from the Integrated Provincial Health Office showed.

The national Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) renewed the alert level 1 status of Lucena City, the capital of the province, until the end of the month.

The rest of the province would remain under alert level 2 during the same period, the IATF said.

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