CAMP ALAGAR, Cagayan de Oro City: The regional police command here arrested 154 suspects, busted illegal drugs worth more than P1 million and seized 13 loose firearms in one day of simultaneous anti-crime operations in Northern Mindanao on Wednesday.

Regional Police Director BGen. Rolando Anduyan said the operation, dubbed "Simultaneous Anti-Crime and Law Enforcement Operations (Sacleo)," was designed to serve arrest and search warrants in various areas through coordinated operations by satellite police offices in Northern Mindanao.

Anduyan added that nine suspects were nabbed by virtue of search warrants issued by the court and seized 13 several types of loose firearms and various ammunition.

Another 12 search warrants were issued against suspected illegal drug traffickers that resulted in the arrest of 14 suspects and retrieval of 150.736 grams of suspected shabu with a street value of P1,026,364.80.

Anduyan also said arrest warrants were carried out to 119 individuals wanted for various crimes, most of them facing charges of murder, rape, multiple rapes and qualified theft.

The Sacleo is usually carried out unscheduled every month in Northern Mindanao as part of the nationwide crime prevention program of the Philippine National Police.