DAVAO City Police Office (DCPO) topped the Philippine National Police’s Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement (Sacleo) in Davao Region after the arrest of 50 most wanted criminals in the city.

Sacleo is a Philippine National Police (PNP) program of a “one-time-big time'' police operation against most wanted persons, violators of loose firearms, and drug personalities.

DCPO Spokesperson Catherine dela Rey said in an interview on Davao City Disaster Radion on November 21, 2022, that they were able to maintain a “great” performance on the implementation of Sacleo from October to November 2022.

She said they were able to conduct 311 operations and DCPO has arrested a total of 378 personalities.

In the recent 10-Day Sacleo, from November 5 to 15, 2022, Dela Rey said the 19 operational police stations in the city were able to arrest 50 most wanted criminals and 120 other wanted persons.

“Wala ta nagpabaya sa atoang trabaho diha sa mga wanted persons kay naglihok gyud ang atoang mga warrant officers para kaning mga at large pa na naay mga kaso nga krimen atong madakpan (We continue to track down and arrest wanted persons because of the work done by our warrant officers),” Dela Rey said.

DCPO has also conducted 26 operations in line with their campaign against loose firearms, where 10 have been arrested. For their anti-illegal drugs campaign, 47 operations have been made, where 54 have been arrested. Three casualties have been reported during the operation.

Dela Rey said they also have arrested 144 personalities who have committed illegal gambling with 68 operations.

“Hopefully magpadayon ang atoang team nga gipakusgan nga mga anti-criminality operations diri sa dakbayan sa Davao para ma-maintain nato ang peace and order (Hopefully we will be able to maintain this performance now that we have strengthened the anti-criminality operations here in Davao City to ensure the peace and order),” Dela Rey said. KSD