THE number 1 “most wanted” person in Ajuy, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo was arrested in a joint operation by operatives of Ajuy Police Station and Bacolod City Police Station 1 at Purok Katilingban, Barangay 39 Friday afternoon.

Police identified the suspect as Ruben Bariera, 56.

Senior Inspector Richard Fajarito, chief of Police Station 1, said Bariera has an arrest warrant for rape with no bail issued by Judge Edgardo Gatilo of Regional Trial Court Branch 66, Barotac Viejo.

The suspect is detained at Police Station 1.

Meanwhile, a teenager with a pending arrest warrant was also arrested by personnel of Police Station 5 at Purok 1, Barangay Granada Friday evening.

Senior Inspector Emmanuel Misajon, chief of Police Station 5, said Renilo Tanique, 19, has an arrest warrant for violation of Section 10 paragraph (a) Article VI of RA 7610 or The Special Protection of Children against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act.

The arrest warrant was issued by Judge Ray Alan Drilon of RTC Branch 41, Bacolod City.