GOVERNMENT operatives have arrested the Top 8 most wanted person of Zamboanga City in a law enforcement operation in the province of Sultan Kudarat, a top police official announced Sunday, October 17.

Police Colonel Rexmel Reyes, Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) director, identified the arrested Top 8 most wanted person as Rene Empig alias Totoh, a former resident of Talisayan village, Zamboanga City and is currently residing in Gapok village, Senator Ninoy Aquino town, Sultan Kudarat.

Reyes said the Empig was arrested in a warrant of arrest operation in Gapok village in Senator Nonoy Aquino town around 2:42 p.m. Saturday, October 16.

He said that Empg has standing warrant of arrest for violation of Sections 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 issued on April 10, 2018.

He said the court has set no bail for the case involving the violation of Section 5 while P200,000 bail for violation of Section 11.

He lauded the operatives of this city and Sultan Kudarat for the successful operation that led to the arrest of Empig.

Reyes stressed that the successful joint enhanced police operations of the local police manifest its strong commitment to continue to work hand-in-hand with other law enforcement units in the fight against wanted persons, criminality and other forms of illegal activities. (SunStar Zamboanga)