June 14, 2024

Personnel of the Baguio City Police Office arrested 12 most wanted persons in a week with its implementation of the Simultaneous Anti-Criminality and Law Enforcement Operation (Sacleo) program.

In a series of operations conducted from Nov. 21 to 29, BCPO served warrants of arrest and conducted anti-criminality campaign in the city.

It resulted in the arrest of Rico Daclusen, 38, a resident of Betag, La Trinidad, Benguet, who is the top eight most wanted person (MWP) in the city level for frustrated murder with direct assault.

The police also arrested station level’s top one MWP, Norman Gomilab, 50, of Botiwtiw, La Trinidad for attempted murder; the top two MWP station level, John Kelly Reyes, 18, for violation of Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence against Women and Children;Jovan Meketpikit, 47, for violation of RA 9208 or Trafficking in Persons; and Jerry Balagot Ollero, 34, for qualified theft.

Also arrested in the station level are Luzviminda Cabobas, 45, of Dingalan, Aurora for violation of RA 9208; Kamille Faith Aguilar, 25, of Irisan, Baguio City for carnapping; Neil Bryan Martin, 22, of Pandacan, Manila for estafa; Ferdinand Villanueva, 39, of Quezon, Isabela for robbery with violence; John Neil Orito, 29, of Irisan, Baguio City for qualified theft; Caren May Melegrito, 39, of Capas, Tarlac for estafa; and Jerome Malikse Gaas, 30, of Baguio for qualified theft.  

Also arrested earlier were 16 wanted persons for various crimes and offenses.  

Meanwhile, the BCPO arrested suspected drug peddlers namely: Guyle Martin, 22; Lencer Decalang, 22; Kimberly Alvar Soriano, 33; Erickson Gracia Fernander, 25; Gerry Dakiapo ALaged, 32; Raymond Tomelden, 32; and Bilijimar Botic Nabus, 22.

A total of 9.4 grams of shabu worth P63,970 and 18 grams of marijuana worth P2,160 were confiscated during the operations.

The suspects will be charged for violation of RA 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Twelve firearms were also confiscated during operations targeting unregistered and unlicensed firearms, as well as firearms with expired or unrenewed licenses. – Ofelia C. Empian