QCPD rounds up 229 in anti-crime drive
MANILA, Philippines - Members of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) rounded up 229 persons all over the city during an anti-crime drive from Thursday night through yesterday morning.
QCPD director Senior Superintendent Richard Albano said 12 of these persons had outstanding arrest warrants for different offenses.
“This drive was not only intended to capture wanted persons covered by arrest warrants and suspects involved in other criminal activities to curtail crimes in the city but also to discourage criminals from other cities from holing out in Quezon City. This is our message to them: Stay out of QC,” Albano said.
QCPD deputy director for administration Senior Superintendent Joel Pagdilao said 49 persons were caught drinking liquor in public while 16 were arrested illegal gambling, six for illegal drugs and 12 for violation of the motorcycle helmet law.
Pagdilao said policemen also confiscated .45 caliber pistols, a pen gun, eight motorcycles, four tricycles, sachets of shabu, bladed weapons, and gambling paraphernalia.