Duterte: P5M reward up for carnap leader’s head-A A +A
Friday, October 26, 2012
DAVAO City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has upped the ante in the search for wanted carnap gang syndicate leader Ryan “Baktin” Yu, P5-million in cash if Yu’s head is handed over on ice.
“You can cut his head off, put it in the ice to preserve it and present it before me before you can get the P5-million reward,” Duterte said.
Duterte said Wednesday that an informer will earn P2 million for the information leading to the arrest of Yu and a P4-million reward if Yu will be brought dead.
Earlier, Duterte said Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas III contacted him upon the order of President Aquino asking about the alleged involvement of his son, Councilor Paolo Duterte, on smuggling of vehicles.
DAVAO. Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte called a press briefing on Wednesday night at the Grand Men Seng Hotel announcing the P5-million reward money of wanted carnap leader Ryan "Baktin" Yu. (King Rodriguez)
Duterte said his son didn’t know anything about the errands of Yu, adding that he is more convinced that it was Yu who used the name of his son in the illegal activities.
Duterte said the offer is also open to police, military, Bureau of Immigration (BI), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), bounty hunters, New People’s Army (NPA), Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), and even to civilians who are interested of the reward.
Also present in the said conference were members of the Davao Highway Patrol Group (HPG), Davao City Police Office (DCPO), Bureau of Immigration (BI), Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and Philippine Center on Transnational Crime (PCTC).
The vice mayor said Yu, who is armed and dangerous, could most likely be hiding in Thailand, Taiwan or Malaysia by this time, but he is confident that the long arms of the law will soon catch up with him.
He said Yu was arrested with another group of suspected carnappers “Pang Brothers” several years back.
Meanwhile, Director Gregorio Pimentel of HPG-Davao admitted that they are having difficulties implicating Yu in the illegal activity since his name never surfaces in any paper trails they gathered.
Pimentel added that most of those charged in the past are the buyers of carnapped vehicles since the documents for the cars are in the buyers’ names. (Ivy C. Tejano)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 26, 2012.