SIX most wanted persons in Cagayan Valley have been arrested by agents of the Police Regional Office 2 in a string of manhunt operations in the region, PRO2 director, Brigadier General Jose Mario M. Espino announced yesterday.
One of the six is Byron Lampa, a 24-year-old resident of Barangay Banggot, Bambang, Nueva Viscaya who has been described as the no. 2 most wanted man in the municipality.
Espino said Lampa was arrested by local policemen headed by Captain Julia Mejia in Bgy. Calaocan in Bambang on Tuesday afternoon on the strength of a warrant of arrest for robbery with a P100,000 bail recommended by Judge Cicero Jandoc of the Bayombong Regional Trial Court Branch 29.
Last week, the five other suspects were arrested in separate operations in the region.
In a report to Philippine National Police chief, General Oscar D. Albayalde, the official said 35-year old Jasper Walihon Ananayo, the Top 1 most wanted person in Quirino was arrested in his hiding place in Barangay Dagdag in Wangwang, Ifugao.
Espino said the suspect was arrested on the strength of a warrant of arrest for arson issued by a local court.
The other arrested suspects were Melencio Tamang Jr., 28; Dalben Pascual, 45; Marivic Guilliver, 48; and John Mel Kevin Carido, 25.