Cop leads PNP team in son’s arrest

October 29, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 393 views

A MEMBER of the Philippine National Police Intelligence Group (PNP-IG) this week personally led officers in arresting his own son who is wanted for a string of criminal charges in Pasig City, a report to PNP chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar said on Friday.

“This is another proof that honesty and integrity remains in the force and that we are enforcing the law without fear nor favor. We are also commending Master Sergeant Francisco Castro for personally leading his colleagues in arresting his son who is wanted for a number of criminal offenses,” PNP-IG director, Brigadier Gen. Neil B. Alinsañgan told the Journal Group.

According to the PNP-IG director, MSgt. Castro coordinated with the Pasig City Police Station his efforts to send his son Frank to jail.

It turned out that the cop’s 27-year-old son Frank is the subject of standing warrants of arrest for theft, two counts of violation of Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004 and violation of RA 10883 or the New Anti-Carnapping Act of 2016 issued by a local court.

Around 2:30 p.m. last Wednesday, MSgt. Castro, joined by undercover officers from the Pasig City Police Intelligence Section placed the house of the suspect’s girlfriend on Block 7, Phase 2, Ilugin Street in Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City after the PNP-IG personnel received information that his son would be visiting the place.

More than two hours later, the policemen saw the accused arriving in the area on board a white Grab car and immediately approached and placed him under arrest.

The cop’s son was apprised of his constitutional rights before being taken to the Pasig City police headquarters for booking and turnover to court for issuance of jail commitment order.

Brig. Gen. Alinsañgan said MSgt. Castro proved once again that being a member of a professional police organization, PNP members will not hesitate to cause the arrest of a lawbreaker, specifically those covered with warrants of arrest even if the accused is his son or daughter or other members of his immediate family.

In line with their strict adherence to Gen. Eleazar’s Intensified Cleanliness Program, the PNP-IG director said Castro should also be commended for not hesitating to lead the arrest of his son upon learning that the latter is already wanted by the law.

Instead of warning his son about his impending arrest and telling him to go into hiding, Castro made sure that he led the arrest, said Brig. Gen. Alinsañgan.