Police arrest more ‘Most Wanted’

The government’s crackdown on the most wanted men in Metro Manila has resulted in the arrest of nine persons in the last week of September alone, bringing to 204 the total number of most wanted arrested out of the 440 on the list.

Chief Supt. Joel Pagdilao, director of the National Capital Region Police Office, said he hopes  that the arrest of wanted men would further trim down criminal acitivities in Metro Manila, especially this coming holiday season.

He ordered all district directors—Manila Police District, Southern Police District, Eastern Police District, Northern Police District and Central Police District—to intensify police street patrol operations to prevent robbery, snatching, theft and numerous modus operandi.

“Christmas is fast approaching. So it is right for us to intensify our campaign going against these most wanted persons. We have to stop them, arrest them to bring peace and order in the community and peace of mind to all parents,” said Pagdilao.

Pagdilao recently ordered the deployment of 314 Police Officers - 1 (PO1s) and 123 newly graduates of Philippine National Police Academy to ensure peace and order situation in the metropolis.

In his memorandum, Pagdilao said the policemen will focus on street patrol along major thoroughfares, vital and financial installations, and places of convergence in Metro Manila such as Metro Railways and Light Railways Transit systems, bus terminals and shopping centers.

As the holiday season draws near, the NCRPO called on citizens to do their part to lessen and prevent criminal activities. It also advised the public to be aware of the modus operandi of criminal groups.

Last Monday, the NCRPO recognized the operatives of Malabon City Police and Marikina City Police for their successful operations against the No. 4 and No. 6 most wanted persons in their area of jurisdiction.

Pagdilao encouraged his men to continue to be loyal to the organization, act with concern for the public, and work hard in every task assigned to them as he pinned the “Medalya ng Kagalingan” to said police officers.

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