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CRACKDOWN ON LAW FUGITIVES YIELDS 3

CAMP CRAME, QUEZON CITY—Various anti-criminality operations assisted or led by the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) regional units yesterday, June 24, resulted to the arrest of three individuals who have been eluding the law for years.

Elements of the Region 5 Highway Patrol Unit’s (RHPU-5) Camarines Sur Provincial Highway Patrol Team (PHPT) joined those of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Camarines Sur Provincial Field Unit and Bombon (Camarines Sur) Municipal Police Station (MPS) in tracking down and nabbing 61-year-old Freddie “Danilo” Abundabar Lozada in Brgy. San Juan Bautista, Goa, Camarines Sur. His capture came with two Warrants of Arrest (WOA), one dated January 2004 for Frustrated Homicide from the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 62 and another for Murder dated October 2004 from the RTC Branch 28, both of the Fifth Judicial Region in Naga City, Camarines Sur.

Operatives of the RHPU-2’s PHPT-Cagayan also gave aid to those of the Aparri (Cagayan) MPS in the search and seizure of 72-year-old Belarmino Ruiz Romeo in Brgy. Callungan, Sanchez Mira, Cagayan, through a 17-year-old WOA for Estafa dating back to February 2004 and issued by the RTC Branch 10 in Aparri, Cagayan.

Meanwhile, driving a Hyundai Accent with no real plates on and reported stolen over five years ago through an RHPU-1-controlled checkpoint in Brgy. Ili Sur, San Juan, La Union threw the cuffs on driver Bryan Tena Zambrano, 36 years old, of Brgy. Salcedo, Luna, La Union, who was also unable to show a Driver’s License. While Zambrano was able to present photocopies of the sedan’s Official Receipt and Certificate of Registration, verification with the HPG’s Vehicle Information Management System confirmed that the car was reported stolen while parked unattended by its owner along Dalisay Street, Bacood, Sta. Mesa, Manila on April 2015. Charges for carnapping and violation of the anti-fencing law are now being prepared against the suspect.

HPG Director Police Brigadier General Alexander Tagum hailed the arrests and said, “With these suspects brought to justice, the HPG adamantly proves that no amount of hiding or running away from the long arm of the law shall spare crooks from facing the consequences of their actions.”