SEVEN top most wanted persons in Cagayan Valley were hauled to jail by the local police in a series of manhunt operations last Wednesday, Police Regional Office 2 director, Brigadier General Jose Mario M. Espino announced yesterday.
The official identified one of the arrested suspects as Wilmer Santiago, a 42-year old subject of a warrant of arrest for frustrated murder and considered as the 5th most wanted man in Allacapan, Cagayan.
He said that the suspect was tracked in his hiding place in Barangay Burot, Allacapan municipality at 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Four others identified as cousins Mario, Jojimar, Brandon and Crispolo Nunez, all residents of Bgy. Dadao in Calayan, Cagayan who are wanted for an attempted homicide case were arrested by members of the Calayan Municipal Police Station at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Two hours earlier, police arrested Francisco Brunio, a resident of Bgy. Ignacio Jurado in Lasam, Cagayan who is wanted for acts of lasciviousness. The suspect is the 10th most wanted person in Lasam town, said Espino.
Espino said all suspects are now being held in local police jails pending their presentation to court.