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CIDG nabs hired guns

May 15, 2023 Jane Eleda 225 views

CAMP VICENTE LIM, Canlubang, Calamba City, Laguna – Combined operatives arrested two alleged gun-for-hire members while two others were charged with obstruction of justice during the implementation of search warrants in Batangas.

In a report to Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Regional Field Unit (CIDG-RFU) 4A chief Col. Marlon Santos, Batangas Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit provincial officer Lt. Col. Victor Sobrepeña said a tracker team led by CIDG-Batangas PFU, together with the Provincial Intelligence Unit-Batangas, Batangas Police Highway Patrol Team, and Lipa City Police Station implemented search warrants issued by Lucena City Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Agrifina Bravo.

Arrested were Ronald Maquito and Precioso Ramos, both members of the “Rapol Criminal Group” involved in gun-for-hire activities in Tanauan City and the nearby municipalities of Batangas.

During the implementation of the search warrant on Maquito, the team also arrested John Pawas and Christian Claude after they physically assaulted the team leader.

The two were charged for obstruction of justice.

Confiscated from the suspects were two cal. 45 pistol and ammunition.

The arrested suspects and the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to the CIDG-Batangas PFU Office for documentation and proper disposition.