Seventeen (17) persons were arrested by joint operatives of Eastern Police District (EPD) along with its four (4) Police Stations (Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina and San Juan City Police Stations) for various criminal offenses while 863 violators were apprehended for violation of city ordinances during the conduct of simultaneous anti- criminality and law enforcement operation (SACLEO) covering the period of 5:00 AM on April 20, 2019 to 5:00 AM of April 21, 2019.
The operation resulted to the confiscation of twenty (20) sachets of suspected ‘shabu’; three (3) sachets of marijuana leaves; Php 1,580.00 for illegal gambling; and Php 400.00 buy-bust money through the strength of search warrant and buy-bust operations.
According to PBGEN CHRISTOPHER E TAMBUNGAN, District Director, EPD, “these operations are in consonance with the preparation and prevention of the Philippine National Police particularly Eastern Police District against crime occurrences during Holy Week Celebration. As we all know that during summer vacations and holidays, crimes are expected to increase”.
As the Holy Week progresses, EPD tightens its security measures and safety protocols deploying all PNP personnel to crowded areas such as malls, churches, bus terminals and train stations covering the cities of Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina and San Juan. Likewise, the 146 newly Appointented Police Commissioned Officers (NAPCOs) who are detailed in EPD for their Field Training Program were also distrubuted to the four (4) City Police Stations including District Public Safety Battalion to assist in the conduct of checkpoint operations, police visibility and other police interventions. The said police operations were coupled with 63 COMELEC checkpoints conducted, 260 for Oplan Sita/ Galugad and 351 for other police patrol/responses.
“Thus we encourage all the Chiefs of Police and other Officers of Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, San Juan City Police Stations and DMFB to continuously supervise their men on the conduct of relentless anti-drug and anti-criminality campaigns so as to achieve a peaceful and orderly Holy Week within Metro-East,” PBGEN TAMBUNGAN also added.
The above cited operations were in line with the directives of PMGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR, RD, NCRPO and the Chief PNP, PGEN OSCAR D ALBAYALDE on the persistent campaign against criminality and illegal drugs for Ligtas Sumvac 2019.###

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