PBGEN ARTHUR R CABALONA, Regional Director, PRO BAR commends the joint elements of Marantao MPS, Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, Lanao del Sur Police Provincial Office, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 14, Regional Intelligence Unit 15, and National Bureau of Investigation for the hardline campaign against all forms of criminalities that resulted to the arrest of top 1 Most Wanted Person in Lanao Del Sur during a joint operation conducted at Barangay Mantapoli, Marantao, Lanao del Sur on February 21, 2022.
Reports from Lanao Del Sur PPO identified the arrested individual as Lala Pangonotan , the province’s top most wanted person facing murder and kidnapping based on separate warrants issued by Presiding Judge of 12th Judicial Region, Branch 12, Malabang, Lanao Del Sur.
The suspect was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest. He was properly informed of his constitutional rights in a dialect known to him. The arrested individual was brought to Marantao Municipal Police Station for documentation prior to his turnover to the issuing court for the proper disposition of the cases filed against him.
PBGEN CABALONA said that the successful arrest of the most wanted person in Lanao Del Sur is attributed to PRO BAR's hardline campaign against all forms of criminalities and strong participation of the public and other stakeholders in the community.
The Regional Director also reiterates that Bangsamoro region is no safe haven for criminals and that the Bangsamoro police are working 24/7 to keep our communities safe from all persons being sought by law.