CIDG collars 5 MWPs

February 11, 2023 Alfred P. Dalizon 84 views

FIVE “most wanted persons” (MWPs) in the country, four of them facing non-bailable cases were arrested in separate manhunt operations by agents of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) this week, CIDG Director Brigadier General Romeo M. Caramat Jr. said Friday.

One of the suspects, a 52-year-old resident of Pinamungahan, Cebu was arrested last Monday on the strength of a warrant for two counts of rape issued by Judge Judilyn Tapia-Menchavez of the Toledo City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 8 last February 1.

The 2nd, one of the most wanted men in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) region, was arrested on the same day in his hiding place in Bgy. Mayamot in Antipolo City, Rizal based on a warrant for violation of Republic Act () 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 issued by Judge Joanne Gironella-Gastrock of the Antipolo City RTC Br. 98 last January 26.

The 3rd, a 25-year-old student wanted for three counts of statutory rape and child abuse, was arrested in Bgy. Magsaysay in Agno, Pangasinan last Tuesday.

Judge Ruby Ann Trayvilla-Peralta of the Alaminos City RTC Br. 55 issued the warrant of arrest against the suspect last January 13.

Another suspect, tagged as the 3rd MWP in Cebu province, was arrested on Tuesday in Bgy. Sudlon II in Cebu City based on a warrant for murder issued by Judge Estela Alma Singco-Caruso of the Cebu City RTC Br. 12 in September 27 last year.

The 5th suspect, of Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, tagged as the most wanted man in the province, was arrested on the same day in San Jose municipality.

Caramat described the suspect as the leader of the “Dolor Criminal Group” involved in gunrunning activities in Occidental Mindoro.

He said that the suspect was ordered arrested for violation of RA 10591 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 by Judge Ruben Sevillano Jr. of the San Jose RTC Br. 45 on June 28 last year.

A P120,000 bail was recommended for the temporary liberty of the accused.

“The CIDG will always be on the frontlines in guaranteeing (those offenders) will be brought to bars and face severe punishment for the crimes they violated,” Caramat said as he commended the CIDG regional and provincial field units who arrested the suspects.