ILIGAN CITY (PIA) — During the fourth episode of Kapehan sa Iligan Chamber, Iligan City Police Office (ICO) reported a decrease in eight focus crimes for the year 2020.
“Generally, as for focused crimes, we can safely say that Iligan is very safe to do business with. Mao man jud na ang mandate sa [That is the mandate of] PNP which is to create a safe environment for business,” said PLtCol. George Ylanan, deputy city director for administration.
In 2019, there are 22 cases recorded for murder, 6 for homicide, 54 for physical injury, 52 for rape, 48 for robbery, 120 for theft, 8 incidents for motorcycle carnapping, and 2 for motor vehicle carnapping.
For the year 2020, there are 21 cases for murder, 2 for homicide, 45 for physical injury, 41 for rape, 33 for robbery, 66 for theft, 2 incidents for motorcycle carnapping, and 5 for motor vehicle carnapping.
For the anti-illegal campaign, ICPO conducted 303 operations with 420 persons arrested and P14,273,762 worth of illegal drugs confiscated.
Ylanan also shared that for the barangay drug clearing operations, 26.19% of the 44 barangays are already cleared from drugs.
Meanwhile, for the campaign against loose firearms, 107 operations were conducted wherein 27 individuals were arrested. A total of 107 loose firearms and 13 explosives were accounted for.
ICPO has also arrested 287 individuals for illegal gambling and 302 wanted persons.
Additionally, Ylanan reported that since March 17, 2020, a total of 13,397 individuals were arrested for violations of health and quarantine protocols in the fight against coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The violations include not wearing face masks and face shields, no quarantine pass, not observing social distancing, curfew violations, among others. (LELA/PIA ICIC)