BUTUAN CITY – The Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 (Caraga) has outperformed other regional police offices in the country in implementing the nationwide daylong Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operation (SACLEO) on July 22.

In a statement Thursday, PRO-13 said it ranked first in terms of the number of search warrants served and wanted persons apprehended that day.

Of the 17 PROs in the country, PRO-13 managed to implement 22 search warrants during the one-day SACLEO compared to 10 search warrants served by PRO 10 (Northern Mindanao).

PRO-13 also landed second place in terms of the number of arrest warrants served with 215, behind the PRO 7’s (Central Visayas) 234.

The office likewise topped in terms of the number of most wanted persons arrested with 67 during the SACLEO.

The National Capital Region Police Office landed in second place with the most number of wanted persons arrested with 52, followed by PRO 4-A (Calabarzon) and PRO-7 with 48 each.

“This is the result of the relentless efforts of more than 7,000 Caraga cops who dedicate their lives for the service of others,” Brig. Gen. Romeo Caramat Jr., PRO-13 director, said. (PNA)