Cops nab 4 ‘most wanted person’ in Zambo Norte, Sibugay

Cops nab 4 ‘most wanted person’ in Zambo Norte, Sibugay

ZAMBOANGA CITY–Police arrested in separate law enforcement operations four top most wanted persons in the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay, the chief of the Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) said Friday.

Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, PRO-9 director, identified the suspects as Elvin Olaja Amalan, 34, Jose Villamor Bation, 61, Sammy Salam Basala, 52, and Ruben Opawon Silim, 25.

Ylagan said police served an arrest warrant against Amalan–the top 1 most wanted person in Zamboanga Sibugay– Thursday morning in Barangay Tugop Muslim, Titay town.

Amalan has a standing warrant of arrest for murder, frustrated murder, and arson. He is not allowed by the court to post bail on two of the charges.

Bation, meanwhile, was arrested Thursday afternoon in Barangay Del Pilar, Piñan, Zamboanga del Norte.

Ylagan said Bation–the top 2 most wanted person in Piñan–has standing warrants of arrest for two counts of rape with no recommended bail.

Basala, on the other hand, is the top 5 most wanted person in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte, who is facing a murder charge. He was arrested Thursday in Barangay Matiag.

Police said Silim,–the top 8 most wanted person of Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay–was arrested Thursday in Barangay Madalag, Jose Dalman, Zamboanga del Norte.

Silim has a standing warrant of arrest for statutory rape with no recommended bail. (PNA)

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