QCPD announce the immediate arrest of six Chinese who escaped from temporary detention facility
Six Chinese who escaped from a temporary detention facility inside Camp Karingal in Quezon City were recaptured on Tuesday night.
Quezon City Police District Director (QCPD) Police Brigadier General Ronnie S Montejo said they were arrested at about 9:30 p.m., June 23, 2020, near a creek in Mapagkumbaba St. corner Fugencio St. Bgy. Cruz na Ligas, Quezon City.
Members of the Tactical Motorized Unit (TMU) under PMAJ Leonie Ann Dela Cruz and Criminal Investigation Unit (CIDU) under PMAJ Elmer Monsalve who helped in tracking down the whereabouts of the six Chinese PDL or Persons Deprived of Liberty spotted them in the said area.
The six Chinese identified as Zhang Yi Xin, Ludong Jin, Song Qicheng, Lu Yinliang, Huang Yong Qiao and Chen Bin were discovered missing during an evening headcount in their temporary detention facility inside Camp Karingal last June 22, 2020.
PBGen Montejo said, despite the re-arrest of the Chinese, he immediately ordered the immediate relief and investigation against 15 policemen who were on duty when the incident happened.
PBGen Montejo said the 15 policemen assigned with the District Mobile Force Batallion (DMFB) were also disarmed immediately following an investigation conducted by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) for violation of Article 224 of the Revised Penal Code otherwise known as Evasion through Negligence.
Aside from the criminal case, an administrative investigation will also be initiated against them by our District Investigation and Detective Management Division.
He ordered the relief of the cops, which included a Police Major.
PBGen Montejo said, those who escaped were among the 342 foreign nationals apprehended by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and QCPD last December 2020 for working without proper permits and visas at a building in Barangay Bago Bantay, Quezon City. They were also found working for a licensed Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) that was not yet allowed by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to operate.
Since then, they were held in temporary detention facility inside the QCPD Headquarters in Camp Tomas Karingal, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City.