5 most wanted persons in Bicol nabbed in manhunt ops

By Connie Calipay

February 2, 2023, 3:06 pm

<p>Camp Simeon Ola, the headquarters of Police Regional Office-5, in Legazpi City.<em> (PNA file photo) </em></p>

Camp Simeon Ola, the headquarters of Police Regional Office-5, in Legazpi City. (PNA file photo) 

LEGAZPI CITY – The police in Bicol has rounded up five most wanted persons in the region under its two-day intensified operations against criminals.

Lt. Col. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO-5) spokesperson, on Thursday said police authorities captured three most wanted persons in the region and two other fugitives in separate operations in different provinces in the region from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1.

Two most wanted criminals in Albay and Masbate provinces were arrested in manhunt operations conducted by police operatives on Wednesday.

"First to be arrested was Robert Alcantara, 36, No. 3 Albay provincial most wanted person. Alcantara was arrested by operatives through a warrant of arrest for four counts of rape with no bail recommended by the court. This was followed by the arrest of the No. 3 Masbate provincial most wanted person Joey Cedillo, 27. Cedillo was charged for the crime of two counts of frustrated murder with PHP200,000 bail recommended for each case and another case for attempted murder with PHP120,000 bail recommended," Calubaquib said in an interview.

On the other hand, Jerico Caraulia Aguirre, the No. 1 wanted person in Bulan, Sorsogon, was arrested for two counts of rape, while Albert Rectin Raytana, No. 3 most wanted person in Oas, Albay was nabbed also for the crime of rape.

"Rodolfo Beriña, 37, No. 10 provincial most wanted person of Camarines Sur was arrested last Tuesday by the combined operatives from different units of the Philippine National Police (PNP) at Zone 6, Barangay Cagbibi, Pamplona town in Camarines Sur province. The suspect was charged with frustrated homicide with bail recommended of PHP120,000.," Calubaquib added.

In a statement, Brig. Gen. Rudolph Dimas, regional director, said PRO-5 policemen shall continue to conduct intel-driven operations to locate criminals and bring them before the court to answer the charges against them. (PNA)