LAWMEN have arrested in a law enforcement operation two of the most wanted persons in the region, the police reported Sunday, September 13, 2020.
Police Captain Edwin Duco, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, identified the arrested suspects as Joseph Taperi Torbiso, 58, and Dennis Sindiong Maato, 35.
Duco said Torbiso was arrested in a law enforcement operation by way of service of warrant of arrest around 4 p.m. Friday in Puntod village, Cagayan de Oro City.
Duco said Torbiso has a standing warrant of arrest for the crime of murder with no recommended bail issued October 5, 2009, by the court in Dipolog City.
Duco said Torbiso is the Top 2 most wanted person in Dipolog City, the capital of Zamboanga del Norte.
Meanwhile, Duco said that Maato was arrested in another law enforcement operation around 5:30 p.m. Friday in Purok Bougamil in Poblacion village, Margosatubig, Zamboanga del Sur.
He said Maato has a standing warrant of arrest for the crime of rape in relation to Republic Act 7610 otherwise known as the Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act issued on October 1, 2012, by the court of Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte. (SunStar Zamboanga)