Metro Manila's most wanted kidnapper nabbed in Tarlac-A A +A
Thursday, September 20, 2012
MANILA -- One of the most wanted kidnappers in Metro Manila who is also involved in robbery, homicide, and other offenses was finally arrested by authorities earlier this week, the police said.
Joel Tapec, leader of the notorious Dose Pares Group, was arrested in Barangay Poblacion 4, Moncada, Tarlac on Tuesday, after a concerned citizen from the municipality informed authorities about the wanted fugitive.
The suspect's group has been involved in robbery hold-up and kidnapping operations in the cities of Pasig, Makati, Quezon province, and Rizal.
Tapec himself is ranked third in the list of the 10 most wanted persons of the Eastern Police District of Metro Manila.
Two regional trial courts in the cities of Quezon and Antipolo have issued arrest warrants against Tapec for kidnapping for ransom, robbery with homicide, and for other violations.
Authorities also recovered a caliber 9mm pistol from Tapec, who is currently detained at the Moncada police station. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)