1 of top 10 wanted persons fall

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Monday, April 21, 2014


THE police have arrested one of the top 10 most wanted persons in the municipality of Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte, an official announced Monday.

Arrested was Edito Garupa, 64, a resident of the village of Saluyong, Manukan, said Police Regional Office Zamboanga Peninsual (PRO-9) spokesman Senior Inspector Joseph Ortega.

Ortega said that Garupa was arrested around 3 p.m. Sunday during a manhunt operation in the village of Saluyong.

Ortega said that Garupa is facing the crime of rape, Section 5 of Republic Act 7610 otherwise known as the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act, before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 11 in the town of Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte.

A warrant for Garupa’s arrest was issued without recommended bail, Ortega said.

Garupa is temporarily detained at the police headquarters of Manukan town, he said.

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