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ZCPO: Martial law imposition helps deter crimes in Zambo

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The Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) yesterday disclosed that martial law has tremendously help the police in curving criminality in the city.

Police PIO Sr. Insp. Shellamie Chang disclosed it has a big impact in the reduction of transgression among the residents in the city’s 98 barangays.

Chang said the police checkpoints in many strategic areas of the city have arrested several persons for violations of traffic rules, illegal possession of firearms, trafficking of persons and other misdemeanor.

Due to the ‘No Id No Entry’ policy that checkpoints have adopted, it has tremendously prevented the entry of criminal elements such as Abu Sayyaf and others lawless elements.

The police PIO also called the barangay officials to help in the security measures of their respective communities.

“Puede sila man patrolia na comunidad si tiene ta man maoy ya na tienda ta man tomahan puede sila manda ya bolbe para previni maga suceso,” Chang emphasized.

Chang noted that most of the homicide and murder cases were due to hacking and stabbing and the suspects or the victims are heavily intoxicated during the incidents.

She said the police cannot be at all places at the same time since they lack manpower.

The assistance of barangay leaders in the security aspects of the barangays is badly needed.SS




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