A total of 375 individuals with warrants of arrest were taken into custody from January 1 to 31 in Western Visayas, the Police Regional Office-6 reported Thursday, February 3.
Seventy of those arrested were among the most wanted persons in the region, it said.
Of the 70, the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) had the most number of arrests with 29 followed by the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) with 16, Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) with 13, Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) with six, Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) with 4, and Antique Police Provincial Office (AntPPO) and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group- Regional Field Unit 6 which one each.
Among the 305 other wanted persons, NOCPPO nabbed 142, IPPO – 55, BCPO – 41, CPPO – 16, Aklan PPO – 14, ICPO – 11, AntPPO – 7, Guimaras PPO – 5 and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Regional Field Unit 6 – 14.
Brig. Gen. Flynn Dongbo, PRO-6 director, commended the accomplishments and performance of the operating units across Western Visayas for their continuous efforts in accounting for wanted persons.*