By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — Three Most Wanted Persons (MWPs) were arrested by police in separate intensified manhunt operations on Thursday in Lapu Lapu City.
Police General Dionardo B Carlos, PNP Chief announced the arrest of Ritchel Aguanza Labrador, 33; Arnulfo Laoc, and Arsenia Maglasang, both 42 years of age.
Citing reports of Police Brigadier General Roque Eduardo Vega, PRO7 Regional Director, PGen Carlos said that Labardor, who rank No. 7 MWP City level was arrested during joint manhunt operations against Most Wanted Persons conducted by Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Regional Field Unit 7 (CIDG RFU 7) Cebu Police Field Unit (PFU) Station 4 Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (CPO) and 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC)-Cebu Provincial Police Office (PPO) at 7:18 PM in Barangay Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City.
According to PNP Chief Carlos, LABRADOR, the suspects were accused in two separate drug cases and were arrested by police by virtue of Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon. Ronald Caramba Tolentino, Presiding Judge of Branch 73, Lapu-Lapu City for violation of Art. II Section 5 RA 9165 docketed under Criminal Case Number R-LLP-22-00264-CR with no bail recommended and violation of Section 11 RA 9165 docketed under Criminal Case Number R-LLP-22-00265-CR with a recommended bail of P200,000.
Meanwhile, LAOC, listed as No. 8 MWP of Lapu-Lapu City, was arrested at around 9:12 in the evening by joint elements of CIDG RFU 7 Cebu PFU), Station 4 Lapu-Lapu CPO and 2nd PMFC-Cebu PPO at at Sitio Kulo, Brgy. Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City by virtue of Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon. Ronald Caramba Tolentino, Presiding Judge of RTC, Branch 73, Lapu-Lapu City for violation of Sec 11 Art II of RA 9165 or Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, docketed under Criminal Case Number R-LLP-22-00266-CR with a recommended bail of Php200,000.00.
Furthermore, MAGLASANG, also tagged as city’s No. 9 MWP was captured by joint personnel of Police Station 4, Lapu-Lapu CPO, CIDU, Lapu-Lapu CPO; CIDU, CPFU, SOU7, and PDEG at Subapanas, Barangay Suba-Basbas, Lapu-Lapu City at around 10:32 PM by virtue of Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon. Ronald Caramba Tolentino, Presiding Judge Regional Trial Court, Branch 73, 7th Judicial Region, Lapu-lapu City for violation of Section 11, Article II of RA 9165 docketed under Criminal Case Number R-LLP-22-00267-CR with a recommended bail of Php200,000.00.
The three accused were brought to the police station for proper documentation prior to turn-over to court for proper disposition.
“Through our Simultaneous Anti Criminality Law Enforcement Operations (SACLEO), we will be conducting more police operations and intelligence-driven operations against these most wanted persons to put them behind bars and let them face the court for the crimes committed”, Carlos said. (ai/mtvn)