- The PNP a******d 138 suspects during the “one-time big-time” operation in Calabarzon
- The CIDG implemented 150 search warrants during the operation
- Three most wanted persons and 27 top illegal drug personalities were among those who were a******d
- At least 746 sachets of suspected s***u, 29 assorted firearms, and several other deadly weapons were recovered from the suspects
At least 138 suspects were a******d by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Region IV-A (Calabarzon) during the “One-Time Big-Time” operation held on Sunday.
In a press statement released by Police Supt. Chitadel Carandang Gaoiran, chief of the PNP’s Regional Public Information Office in Laguna, it was disclosed that the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has implemented over 150 search warrants during the operation that was conducted in the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon.
“The Oplan ‘OTBT’ is considered as an intensified and focused police operation against known criminal gangs, PAGs, gun-for-hire personalities, most wanted persons, loose firearms and illegal drugs,” Gaoiran said.
Among those who were a******d are Francisco Andaleon y Ikan, most wanted person of General Aguinaldo Municipal Police Station; Ernesto Artillero Jr y Bartolay and Angelito Negrillo y Barcial, most wanted persons of Santa Rosa City Police Station; and 27 suspects who are included in the list of top illegal drug personalities.
The PNP were also able to recover 746 sachets of suspected s***u and 29 assorted firearms and ammunitions, two fan knives, one hand grenade, and one air tank.
“We stand committed in our fight against illegal drugs, much so in our campaign against loose firearms in relation to the conduct of SAFE 2016,” said Police Chief Supt. Richard Albano, PNP regional director for Calabarzon.
The PNP Regional Office 4A (PRO-4A), Maritime Group (PNP-MG), Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), Health Service (PNP-HS), and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) also joined the CIDG during the operation.