FIVE of the country’s most wanted persons (MWPs) were sent to jail by agents of the Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) in separate manhunt operations in the countryside, PNP-AKG Director Brigadier General Rudolph B. Dimas announced on Friday.
In a report to PNP Officer-in-Charge (PNP-OIC) Lt. Gen. Vicente D. Danao Jr., the official said that one of the suspects is tagged as the no. 2 most wanted kidnapper in Tangub City in Misamis Occidental was caught in his hiding place last Tuesday.
Brig. Gen. Dimas said that the suspect is the subject of a warrant of arrest for kidnapping and serious illegal detention issued by Judge Silvia Singidas-Machacon of the Tangub City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 16 last May 23.
The judge recommended no bail for the temporary liberty of the accused, who was tracked down in his hideout in Bgy. Maquilao by local AKG operatives.
The 2nd most wanted was arrested on the same day in Cabuyao City, Laguna, by AKG officers based on a warrant for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 issued by Judge Angelina Mailom-Orendain of the Cabuyao City RTC Br. 92.
The three other most wanted suspects were arrested last Monday, the PNP-AKG director said.
One of the three, identified as alias “Imam Maid”, described as the no. 1 most wanted person in Zamboanga City, was arrested in Bgy. Ilisan in Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay, on the strength of a warrant for 16 counts of statutory rape issued by Judge Peter Eisma of the Zamboanga City RTC Br. 15 last February 21.
The 2nd MWP was arrested in his hiding place in Bgy. Pinantan Elizande in Ajuy municipality for carnapping case and violation of the Omnibus Election Code issued by Judge Oscar Leo Billena of the Barotac Viejo RTC Br. 70 in Iloilo.
The 3rd suspect was arrested in Bgy. Guadalupe in Carmen, Bohol to serve his sentence for violation of RA 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulations Act of 2013.
Dimas said that local police territorial units assisted his men in serving the warrants of arrest issued against the five suspects.