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CIDG collars Manila’s MWP
A MAN tagged as the “most wanted person” (MWP) in Metro Manila was arrested by agents of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-National Capital Region Field Unit (CIDG-NCRFU) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in a manhunt operation in Cavite City on Monday, a report to PNP-CIDG Director Major General Eliseo DC Cruz said yesterday.
The suspect, a 45-year-old kitchen staff, is listed as the CIDG’s “Top 1 Most Wanted Person” in NCR and was tracked down in his residence at Sunshine Home in GMA, Cavite City, around 2:45 p.m. Monday, said CIDG-NCRFU Chief Col. Randy Glenn G. Silvio.
According to Silvio, officers from the Southern Metro Manila District Field Unit (MMDFU) led by Lt. Col. Mark Jason Gatdula placed the suspect under arrest on the strength of a warrant for carnapping issued by Judge Liezel Aquiatan of the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 205 last July 21.
A P300,000 bail was recommended for the temporary liberty of the suspect.
Silvio said that the arrested suspect has been monitored to be a member of the so-called “Boy Astig” crime group involved in gunrunning, robbery-holdup, and car theft activities in the southern part of Metro Manila and its nearby provinces.
The suspect’s arrest came after several complainants went to the Southern MMDFU office to report the former’s involvement in motorcycle theft in Pasay and Taguig cities and Cavite.
“We got a number of complaints that the accused managed to go scot-free after managing to settle the cases filed against him in the past,” said Silvio.
The official said that acting on the information, the Southern MMDFU, headed by Gatdula, checked the suspect’s background and discovered through the PNP E-Warrant System that he is the subject of a standing warrant of arrest for carnapping.
Operatives of the Southern MMDFU, with the assistance of some officers from the Southern Police District Mobile Force Battalion, arrested the accused after informing him of his constitutional rights.
Cruz lauded the latest CIDG-NCRFU’s accomplishment against wanted persons who came in the wake of PNP Chief Gen. Rodolfo S. Azurin Jr.’s order for a more intensified campaign against drugs, criminality, terror, and corruption.