THREE most wanted persons (MWPs) in the Caraga region were hauled to jail by local agents of the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) in separate manhunt operations this week, a report to PNP-CIDG Director Major General Eliseo DC Cruz said yesterday.
One of the suspects, a tricycle driver, identified as the no. 6 MWP in the Caraga region, was tracked down in his hiding place in Malanday, Marikina City, early morning Wednesday by CIDG Region 13 officers under Lt. Col. Monico Cadayona, the report said.
It turned out that the suspect went into hiding in Metro Manila and eventually worked as a tricycle driver in Marikina City after he was charged with rape by the Dinagat Police.
Judge Fabio Albao Jr. of the San Jose, Surigao del Norte Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 10 last May 16 issued a non-bailable warrant of arrest against the suspect, according to Surigao del Norte CIDG Provincial Office Chief Lt. Col. Ronald Allan Tolosa.
Acting on a tip from an informant, members of the CIDG Dinagat Islands Provincial Field Unit led by Lt. Holden Villanueva traveled to Manila to arrest the MWP in coordination with their CIDG Eastern District Unit counterparts and the Eastern Police District (EPD), said Tolosa.
The 2nd suspect is a farmer from Purok Brazil, Bgy. Sta. Maria in Trento, Agusan del Sur, was nabbed by CIDG Surigao del Sur Field Office on Tuesday evening.
The suspect is the subject of a warrant of arrest for murder and two counts of homicide issued by Judge Merlyn Pacaro-Cañedo of the Bislig City RTC Br. 29 in Surigao del Sur last June 15, and no bail was recommended.
The 3rd MWP and 11th most wanted person in Region 13, is a laborer from Purok 4, Gamaon District in Bgy. Mangagoy, Bislig City, was arrested based on a warrant for a murder case issued by Judge Pacaro-Cañedo on April 26, 2018, with no bail recommended.
The suspect was arrested by CIDG operatives led by Capt. Rey Gallego inside the Balingasag Bus Terminal in Bgy. Linggangao in Balingasag municipality in Misamis Oriental around 12:15 a.m. Thursday.