WITHIN a month after Lieutenant Colonel Mark Gifter Sucalit assumed as the city's new police chief, at least 50 persons were arrested in Carcar City in southern Cebu, while over 300 drivers received citations.
Reducing crime in the city is one of Sucalit's objectives.
Between June 2, 2023 and July 2, during police anti-criminality operations, 10 drug personalities were detained and 6.3 grams of suspected shabu worth P42,840 were confiscated.
The police also arrested 12 wanted persons and 28 others involved in illegal gambling.
“Kining atong ilegal nga sugal sagol-sagol ni siya dunay nadakpan ilegal nga swertres naa usab sa tong-its ug sabong,” Sucalit said.
(There are various types of illegal gambling; some are caught playing swertres, some playing tong-its, and others doing illegal cockfighting).
The police visited the homes of people whose gun permits had not been renewed as part of their campaign against illicit firearms, of whom two turned in their firearms, and three others had theirs confiscated.
The majority of the drivers who received 335 citation fines from the Carcar City police were not wearing helmets. (BBT, TPT)