A DAY after martial law in Mindanao was extended, the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) conducted another Oplan Bulabog operation in 10 police stations in the city.
Eighteen wanted persons were nabbed and close to 2,000 were profiled to check whether they are connected to lawless armed groups.
DCPO Director Alexander Tagum said Thursday that around 6 a.m., operatives of various law enforcement agencies conducted the surprise simultaneous anti-criminality and terrorism operations that seek to identify terrorists lairing in the city or prevent them from expanding their presence in the city.
The series of operations resulted in the profiling of a total of 1,889 residents.
Of the 1,889, there were 1,638 individuals with identification (ID) cards and 251 without ID.
The arrest of 18 fugitives was by virtue of warrants of arrest for various serious criminal cases.
Tagum identified the arrested suspects as Celio U. Mangguiob, Joseph T. Ondona, Ivan Herwela, Siberiano L. Gelia, Cleo B. Calleso, Mario I. Nguho, Adonis I. Nguho, Reynaldo D. Datuin, Wilfredo D. Datuin and Arnel C. Preglo for violation of Presidential Decree 1602, or "Simplifying and Providing Stiffer Penalties for Violations of Gambling Laws."
Arabella A. Lanojan is also wanted for grave slander; John Doreen Cadiz for murder and physical injuries; Leo Zapanta for robbery; Maximu P. Secuya and Danilo R. Palermo for violation of Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004; Benjie Duropan for frustrated murder; Noel S. Saura and Gaudencio N. Hadlocon for reckless imprudence resulting to homicide.
The simultaneous anti-criminality operation was launched in the areas of Police Station (PS) 1 (RGA, Barangay Paciano Bangoy, Agdao); PS2 (Purok 1, PC Compound, Barangay 38-D); PS3 (San Antonio, Matina); PS4 (Km 12, Sasa); PS5 (Upper Sta Cruz, Acacia, Buhangin); PS6 (Kabayan Relocation, Tibungko); PS8 (Sitio Ilang-Ilang,Daliao, Toril); PS9 (Barangay Sto Nino, Tugbok); and PS10 (Prk 8 and 9, Ramon Magsaysay St., Calinan).
The operation was conducted simultaneously by different law enforcement units composed of 10 police stations of DCPO with Task Force Davao, Regional Public Safety Battalion, Philippine Coast Guard, Regional Maritime Unit, National Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, Regional Intelligence Unit, Aviation Security Unit, and Intelligence agencies.
The operation ended at 9 a.m. of the same day with no untoward incident.
Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on December 15, 2017.
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