SEVEN wanted persons were arrested by agents of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in a series of manhunt operations in the country over the past five days, a report to PNP-CIDG director, Major General Joel Napoleon M. Coronel said yesterday.
Two of the suspects wanted for murder were arrested by CIDG operatives in Sultan Kudarat and Zamboanga del Norte respectively in line with the CIDG’s Oplan: Pagtugis, officials said.
Suspect Rolly Dediles was arrested in Purok Narra, Barangay Lancheta in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat on a warrant for murder.
Dediles was tagged by the local CIDG as a member of the ‘Paris Crime Group’ involved in gun-for-hire activities in Sultan Kudarat.
On Saturday, the 2nd suspect identified as Apolinar Lomondaya was arrested in Bgy. Sta. Cruz in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte by CIDG officers armed with a warrant of arrest for frustrated murder and attempted murder.
The 3rd suspect identified as Joel Torres, a 24-year-old man wanted for carnapping was arrested in Bgy. 1, Poblacion, Enrique Magalona, Negros Occidental by combined CIDG, PNP Highway Patrol Group and local police operatives on Saturday.
The suspect, described as the 3rd most wanted person in the region, is the subject of a warrant of arrest for carnapping.
The 4th identified as Raymart Esporas, a man wanted for robbery was arrested last Sunday in Purok Pag-asa in Bgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod City by local CIDG and police agents on the basis of a warrant of arrest for robbery.
Gomez was tagged as a member of the ‘Vargas Group’ involved in gunrunning and other criminal activities in Bacolod.
The four others were arrested last Friday for hoarding and profiteering in Leyte and Cagayan de Oro City. Three of them identified as Richard Labides, Mary Ann Quiero and Hannah Grace Jaso-Jaso, all employees of J & F Department Store in Bgy. Pawing, Palo, Leyte yielded over P82,000 worth of alcohol and marked money during an entrapment operation.
The other identified as Grace Valmores was arrested in Bgy. 11 in Cagayan de Oro City for selling overpriced Personnel Protective Equipment. Recovered during the sting were an estimated P85,000 worth of PPEs which were reportedly being sold by the accused at P1,700 each.