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August 6, 2018

Two (2) alleged members of a criminal gang were collared during the implementation of three (3) Search Warrant (SWs) by joint elements of the CIDG RFU NCR based in Manila, MPD SWAT and MPD Police Station 1 in Beltran St, Brgy. 131-Zone 11, Balut, Tondo, Manila on Sunday morning (August 5, 2018 at 12:20 AM).

The suspects were identified by PSSupt Eleazar Matta, Regional Chief of the CIDG RFU NCR to CIDG Director, PDir Roel Obusan as JOSEPH NAGPACAN y DE LEON and ARIES MANUCOM y ANGELES who were caught while in possession of a caliber .45 pistol, two (2) caliber .38 revolvers, magazine, several ammunitions and 3 sachets of suspected shabu.

Nagpacan is the alleged leader of the “Nagpacan Robbery/Hold-up Group” responsible in the series of Robbery/Hold-up, Carnapping, Illegal Gunrunning, Gun-for-Hire and Illegal Drugs Selling activities in Metro Manila and nearby Provinces, while Manucom is allegedly a member of the said group, added PSSupt Matta.

One of the subjects of the said SWs identified as EDGARDO SIBUG y DE JESUS was able to elude arrest while one MANUEL GABRIEL y BRES and RYAN QUISTO y TILLADA were also arrested for obstruction of justice.

Cases for violations of RA 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Law) and RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act) will be filed against Nagpacan, Manucom and Sibug.

Meanwhile, 2 caliber .38 revolvers and several ammunitions were seized from the possession of JOSE DACLITAN JR y ANDRINO on August 5, 2018 (Sunday) at about 6:00 AM during the implementation of a SW by the CIDG PFU-Northern Leyte together with the 2nd Leyte PMFC in Brgy. Cabungahan, VIllaba, Leyte.

Daclitan is the alleged leader of the “Daclitan Group” engaged in Illegal Logging activities in Villava, Leyte, stated PSupt Eddie Alejandro, Regional Chief of the CIDG RFU 8.

In other news, combined police operatives of the CIDG RFU 2 based in Cagayan supervised by its Regional Chief, PSSupt Ronald Gayo, collared ROLAND CATUIRAN y GANNABAN who is an alleged remnant of the “Aquijo Group”, on the strength of a Warrant of Arrest (WOA) for the crime of Frustrated Homicide in the afternoon of August 5, 2018 (1:40 PM of Sunday) in Brgy. La Suerte, Amuling, Cagayan. ###