Police probe 'abduction' in Bacolod

THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is now conducting a thorough investigation on the alleged abduction incident on 19th Lacson Street, Bacolod City Thursday evening, November 19, 2020.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, spokesperson of BCPO, on Friday said Police Captain Leo Estopa, chief of Police Station 2, was already directed to follow up the alleged report.

He said as of Friday, they have not yet received any report that there was an abduction in the area.

“Until now, we are waiting if there is a complainant,” he added.

Pico said all barangay police were also directed to monitor if there is a missing resident within their areas of jurisdiction.

He said they were only informed that there was an allegedly unidentified woman, who was wearing black shorts and spaghetti strap top, abducted by unidentified men onboard a vehicle.

“We are validating if it is true and we are coordinating in the area to gather evidence or witnesses,” he said.

He added that based on BCPO’s intelligence monitoring, there is no kidnapping group in Bacolod.

Meanwhile, a 46-year-old man was arrested by operatives of Police Station 5 at Patricia Homes Subdivision, Barangay Granada, Bacolod City Thursday evening.

Police identified the suspect as Anthony Garote, of Rizal-Lopez Jaena, Barangay 27, Bacolod City.

Pico said the suspect was arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 around 11 p.m.

The arrest warrant was issued by Judge Therese Blanche Bolunia of Regional Trial Court Branch 48, Bacolod City.


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