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Zambo crime rate drops as martial law continues

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The continued implementation of martial law throughout Mindanao has significantly reduced the crime rate in Zamboanga City, according to the police.

Supt. Diomarie Albarico, officer-in-charge of the Zamboanga City Police Office, told the press briefing yesterday that robbers and thieves have apparently lied low in their nefarious activities for fear of the military rule all over Mindanao.

“Our crime rate has significantly dropped, particularly the crimes against persons and crimes against property (robbery and theft) since martial law was declared,” Supt. Albarcio said.

He added though that there was a slight increase if not prevalence in vehicular accidents. Thus, he said they will be proposing for the imposition of speed limit on roads in the city proper.

As this developed, Albarico said the entire police force in Zamboanga City will remain operating on full alert status for the duration of martial law in Mindanao as a result of the raging firefight between the government forces and the local terrorist Maute group in Marawi City.

This, despite Zamboanga City’s 427-kilometer distance from the besieged Marawi City.

“All our personnel, including those fasting for Ramadan, are called to active duty and continuously holding ground in their respective police precincts and stations,” Albarico stressed.-(Vic Larato)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 09:24