TWO of the top 10 most wanted persons in Davao del Sur and Davao Occidental provinces were arrested in separate police operations in the last two days.
Personnel of the Malalag Municipal Police Station arrested on Tuesday the No. 7 most wanted person in Malalag town, Davao del Sur province.
The suspect was identified by police as John (name withheld for being a minor), 17, a laborer and resident of the same barangay.
John is facing charges for violation of Republic 8355, otherwise known as The Anti-Rape Law. He was arrested in a village in Padada town in Davao del Sur on June 12, Tuesday.
Police arrested the suspect following an arrest warrant issued by Judge Carmelita Sarno-Davin, of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 19 in Digos City dated October 13, 2017.
The suspect is currently detained at the Malalag Municipal Police Station.
In Davao Occidental, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives in the region accompanied the No. 9 most wanted drug personality to the prosecution office on Wednesday morning, June 13, for inquest proceedings.
Jimmy Mansur, 40, a resident of Jose Abad Santos town, was arrested for selling illegal drugs.
He is charged with violation of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Recovered from the possession of the suspect were a kilo of suspected Cannabis sativa L, or marijuana, worth P10,000 and 10 grams of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, worth P68,000.
A report by PDEA-Davao showed that the suspect was arrested in a drug-bust operation at around 2:10 p.m. in Barangay Balangunan, Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental.
The operation was conducted by the PDEA-Davao with the Davao Occidental Provincial Mobile Force Company, Davao Occidental Provincial Police Office, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Davao, and Philippine Army.
PDEA-Davao director retired Senior Supt. Antonio Rivera said Mansur was listed as the No. 9 drug personality and is among the big time and elusive drug perpetrators in Davao region.
Mansur is temporarily detained at the PDEA-Davao detention facility and will be transferred to Davao Occidental jail this week. The seized substance has been sent to the Laboratory Service Office of the Pdea for qualitative and quantitative examination.