FB tag leads to arrest of most wanted

June 11, 2020

A MOST wanted person in Mandaluyong City was arrested after a friend tagged him on Facebook showing his location.

Members of the Eastern Police District-District Special Operations Unit (EPD-DSOU) were able to track and arrest the suslect  in Batangas City.

DSOU chief, Major Darwin Guerrero said Allan Balbastro, 40 was collared in his hideout on 125 Bgy .Bilogo, Taysan, Batangas City at around 3 .m. Wednesday.

The arrest was based on the strength of a warrant of arrest issued by Mandaluyong City  Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 278  Judge Jaime Fortunato Caringal against the suspect for a murder case.

Guerrero sakd the suspect is listed as the No. 1 Most Wanted Person in Mandaluyong City.

Balbastro was tagged in the murder of his neighbor  in Bgy. Addition Hills , Mandaluyong City on 2017.

Investigation showed Balbasto had killed his neighbor.

Witnesses said the suspect stabbed the victim in different parts of his body, killing him instantly .After the incident, the Balbastro brothers escaped and went into hiding.

Guerrero said the arrest of Balbastro came after the suspect was tagged on a Facebook post showing his location in Batangas City,  prompting authorities to conduct an operatio for Balbastro’s arrest.

The suspect’s brother, Laurence who was also included in the arrest warrant as an accomplice to the crime, was also nabbed in a followup operation in Cavite at around 9 p.m.

The Balbastro brothers are now detained at the Mandaluyong City Police custodial facility.