TACLOBAN CITY-The Police Regional Office 8 under the leadership of PB/Gen. Rommel Francisco Marbil arrested a total of 154 individuals across the region in the course of their de Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operations (SACLEO) on December 28, 2022.

“Despite the holiday season, we are intensifying our implementation on the campaign against criminalities and other illegal activities,” the police regional director said in a statement.

On the campaign against criminality, six most wanted persons and 65 other wanted persons were arrested, he added.

Likewise, on the implementation of special laws, a total of 83 individuals were arrested while on the campaign against illegal drugs, seven drug personalities were arrested with confiscation of 33 heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets suspected to be shabu.

Also, eight persons were arrested for illegal logging activities which resulted in the seizure of lumbers and equipment amounting to P101,400; for illegal fishing, 22 persons were arrested with P682,430 worth of confiscated assorted fish and fishing paraphernalia.

About 44 individuals were also arrested in the same period for engaging in illegal numbers game with the seizure of bet money amounting to P9,279.

Meantime, the campaign against loose firearms resulted in the arrest of two persons and the confiscation of four units of homemade shotgun; one short improvised firearm; four pieces of live ammunition and one piece empty magazine for M14.

On the campaign against insurgency, a certain Ka- Betoy, from Dolores, Eastern Samar voluntarily surrendered.