POLICE in Eastern Visayas have arrested seven most wanted persons and 201 other offenders, including 16 illegal drug personalities and 94 illegal fishers, during simultaneous operations from June 19 to June 30, 2019.
During the 12-day operations, police also confiscated 89 pieces of heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride and a total of P8,000 marked money from 16 suspected illegal drug personalities.
From the 94 illegal fishers, police confiscated assorted fishes and fishing paraphernalia amounting to P5.86 million.
The Leyte Police Provincial Office nabbed four most wanted persons for the crimes of rape, attempted murder, and violation of P.D. 449 or “Cockfighting Law.”
Forty-nine other wanted persons were also arrested in the province.
Southern Leyte police arrested one most wanted person for the crime of rape and nine others wanted for various crimes.
At least one most wanted person and 11 other wanted persons were nabbed in Eastern Samar.
Northern Samar Police Provincial Office nabbed one for murder and 12 others wanted for the crimes of attempted homicide, frustrated murder, grave oral defamation, statutory rape, murder, and other violations.
In Samar, police arrested seven wanted persons facing the crimes of rape, estafa, attempted theft, statutory rape, reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and serious physical injuries, and for violation of RA 8550.
Four wanted persons were caught in Biliran, six in Tacloban City, and two in Ormoc City, said Eastern Visayas Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Ma. Bella Rentuaya. (Ronald O. Reyes/SunStar Philippines)