205 nabbed in QCPD weeklong anti-crime drive

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

September 25, 2023, 12:23 pm

MANILA – A total of 205 persons were arrested during the intensified weeklong anti-illegal drugs and anti-criminality operations in Quezon City from Sept. 15 to 21.

In a statement on Monday, Quezon City Police District (QCPD) chief Brig. Gen. Redrico Maranan said the number included 18 drug users and 30 drug pushers who yielded a total of PHP1.9 million worth of illegal drugs in 32 operations.

The suspects will be charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Meanwhile, the QCPD also rounded up a total of 86 wanted persons in the city -- 31 of whom are listed as top most wanted persons and 55 are tagged as other wanted persons.

A total of 71 illegal gambling suspects were also nabbed in 27 operations that yielded PHP10,459 worth of bet money.

“Our success in our campaign against criminality can also be considered a success for the people. We will continue to implement Enhanced Police Presence and three-minute response for a safe Quezon City,” Maranan said. (PNA)