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Wanted kidnapper captured in Zamboanga City

May 23, 2024 Alfred P. Dalizon 65 views

POLICE Regional Office 9 director Brig. Gen. Bowenn Joey M. Masauding yesterday announced the capture of a wanted kidnap-for-ransom suspect in Zamboanga City.

In a report to Philippine National Police chief Gen. Rommel Francisco D. Marbil, the official said that the 24-year-old suspect was tracked down in his hiding place in Doc J. Estrada St., Bgy. Tetuan, Zamboanga City around 9 a.m. Monday.

Members of the Zamboanga City Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, the 5th Special Action Battalion of the PNP Special Action Force, the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group’s Mindanao Field Unit and the Zamboanga City Police Intelligence Unit were involved in the arrest of the elusive suspect.

Masauding said that the fugitive, who was tagged as the leader of the “Warla Criminal Group,” is listed under the 2023 Joint AFP-PNP Intelligence Committee-National Periodic Report Status on Criminal Gangs and Private Armed Groups.

A warrant for the suspect’s arrest for kidnapping-for-ransom with serious illegal detention was issued by the Parañaque City Regional Trial Court Branch 274 on October 3, 2023.

The suspect is now being held at the CIDG Zamboanga City jail facility pending his presentation to court.