July 23, 2024

The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) nabbed a recidivist facing multiple charges at Tacay Road, Pinsao Proper on June 10.

The accused, identified as “Mulong”, 39 years old, is tagged as a “high value individual” and among the top 10 on the Police Regional Office-Cordillera’s list of illegal drug personality.

He is also ranked as BCPO’s third Top Most Wanted Person.

Based on a report submitted to Col. Francisco B. Bulwayan, JR., BCPO director, Mulong was the leader of the Maraya Robbery Criminal Group from 2008 to 2015 and had been operating in Baguio and La Trinidad.

Their modus operandi is to rob houses in daytime when owners are at work or on vacation.

He was convicted for violation of Republic Act 10591 or Illegal Possession of Firearms, in relation to the gun ban implemented by the Commission on Elections and served his sentence in 2015.

However, a year after his release in 2022, Mulong again faced a case for robbery with force upon things.

The accused is also facing charges for violating Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code, or resistance and disobedience to a person in authority or the agents of such person after evading a checkpoint last March.

He left a bag containing a brick of marijuana and firearms leading to further charges under Republic Act 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, as well as Republic Act 10591.

The accused had previously been apprehended by the Baguio cops for a case of theft last April but was granted bail.

With the recently executed warrant of arrest for violation of Republic Act 9165, no bail was recommended for his temporary release.

With dedication to safeguard the city against lawlessness, the BCPO continues to strengthen and execute anti-criminality and law enforcement operations. – Press release