Crime incidents down by 99 in Camarines Sur

By Keren Anne Bernadas


NAGA CITY --- The Camarines Sur police reported on Friday the decrease of 99 crime incidents or 3.23 percent from January to July 2022, compared to last year in the same period.


Briefing the Provincial Peace and Order Council at Capitol Complex, a representative of Camarines Sur Provincial Police Office said the reduction could be attributed to the sustainable implementation of anti-criminality programs and initiatives of its Provincial Police Office with the cooperation of different sectors of the community.


Exactly 779 persons were arrested during the first quarter of this year. This includes the most wanted persons in the region, six; provincial, 10; city, nine; and municipal, 181. Other 573 wanted persons were also arrested.


A total of 12 communist terrorists were also jailed while 28 others surrendered. The surrenderees also brought with them 15 firearms and eight explosives.


For illegal logging, 36 individuals were arrested in 26 different conducted operations province-wide. An estimated amount of confiscated items reached to P618,924.65 with 2,297 lumbers and 192 flitches.


The CSPPO also boosted its operations against illegal fishing as it busted 110 unlawful fishers and recovered around P1,257,800 of marketable fish.


Approximately 4000 grams of illegal drugs amounting to P25,427,990 of street value were confiscated from 193 arrested pushers or users in 172 operations. (PIA 5/Camarines Sur)