Joint elements of Basilan PPO and RMFB-BASULTA successfully arrested a wanted person for a crime of Murder during their manhunt operation conducted on November 20, 2021 at Bohenange, Lamitan City, Basilan.
The wanted person was identified as AVENIDO ROMEO y QUATSON, 62 years old male, with Warrant of Arrest for a crime of Murder issued by the Regional Trial Court, 9th Judicial Region, Branch 2, Isabela City, Basilan dated February 22, 2020.
During the service of warrant of arrest, operatives were able to recover from the possession of the suspect one (1) unit SHOTGUN REMINGTON with three (3) live ammunition.
The said accused was duly appraised of his constitutional rights enshrined under the Miranda Warning and Anti-Torture Law in the dialect he fully understood and later brought to LAMITAN CPS for documentation. Violation of RA 10591 is now being prepared for filing before the office of the Lamitan City Prosecutor.
PRO BAR’s untiring commitment to curb all forms of criminality in the region will continuously maximize its every potential and effort and will remain relentless in this campaign that navigates towards lasting peace for the Bangsamoro Region. And as the Philippine National Police sets its sights on unauthorized firearms, bodyguards, and other acts prohibited by the Commission on Elections for May 2022 National and Local Elections.
PRO BAR is steadfast in implementing every guidance of the new Chief, PNP to ensure a peaceful and orderly election. Hence, the continuing anti-criminality operations of PRO BAR are fully intensified and geared towards ensuring, the safe and peaceful conduct of NLE 2022.