City cops nab top drug pusher-A A +A
By JM Agreda
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
CITY cops apprehended the Cordillera’s eighth most wanted person, said Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) Director Jesus Cambay Jr.
Cambay identified on Tuesday the eighth most wanted person as Randall George Abad, who is reportedly hiding from the police since 1989.
Cambay said there is no let-up in their operations to finally arrest those with standing warrants of arrests, most especially those in hiding for years.
The police chief said this is the first time for a regional-level wanted person to be arrested by the BCPO this year, adding that their other operations to arrest wanted persons in the city and station level have been ongoing since the start of the 2013 as part of their Manhunt Charlie and Operation Tugis.
“He thought there is no longer a standing warrant against him but as part of our programs we have been reviewing past cases and enforce these court orders for the arrest of wanted persons,” Cambay said.
Among the arresting team members were SPO2 Jerry Silawon, PO2 Ryan Badongen and P01 Julie Cabarubias.
BCPO mobile police unit under the supervision of Chief Inspector Gil Imado, after months of surveillance and follow-up operations, arrested the suspect in his rented apartment at City Camp Proper.
The warrant of arrest was issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 4 Judge Stella Dadivas-Farrales for violating the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972 with no bail recommended. The suspect is now detained at the Baguio City Jail.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 24, 2013.