CAMP VICENTE LIM, Calamba City: The Calabarzon police recently arrested a total of 444 wanted individuals. Police Regional Office Director BGen. Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr. said almost half of these wanted persons had committed grave offenses. Among the 444 arrested individuals were 125 listed as most wanted, 14 at the regional level, 23 at the provincial level and 88 at the city/municipal level. The remaining 319 were listed as other wanted persons. Most of the crimes that the suspects committed involved homicide, rape, murder and drug trafficking. Nartatez cited the Rizal Police Provincial Office and the Quezon Police Provincial Office for recording the highest numbers of arrests. Calabarzon groups Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces. "We have seen before that individuals who have committed crimes, more so of heinous nature, would likely commit again another crime in the future, if they were given no intervention, and for that we seek the assistance of our stakeholders to come up with programs that will help criminals to restrain their impulsive actions once confronted with difficult situations and to help them also to reintegrate back into their communities and families," he said.

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