7 most wanted in Central Luzon nabbed

CAMP OLIVAS — The Central Luzon police apprehended seven of the region’s most wanted persons (MWPs) on Monday, according to PRO3 director Brig. Gen. Jose Hidalgo Jr.

In Nueva Ecija, three MWPs were captured in separate manhunt operations identified as Jericho Saromenez, top 4 regional MWP, of Purok Dike, Cabanatuan City, for two counts of statutory rape; Rolando Fernando, top 6 municipal MWP, of Bgy. Bentigan, Cuyapo, for theft and robbery; and Romer Taguim, top 1 municipal MWP, of Bgy. San Josef, Peñaranda, for grave threat.

In Tarlac, Roland Santos, top 2 regional MWP, of Bgy. Anupul, Bamban, was arrested for five counts of rape by sexual assault and violation of RA 8353.

In Bataan, two MWPs were apprehended identified as John Calasicas, of Bgy. Balsik, Hermosa,  for violating the new Anti-Carnapping Act of 2016; and Emmanuel Bustamante, of Bgy. Camaya, Mariveles, apprehended for the same violation.

Also,  joint personnel from Macabebe police and other units executed a warrant of arrest against Mario Caballa, top 10 provincial MWP, in Bgy. Dalayap, Macabebe, Pampanga, for acts of lasciviousness.

“These successful operations demonstrate the unwavering commitment of our law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of Central Luzon communities,” said Hidalgo.

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