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Organized Crime Groups/Criminal Gangs - 2014 PDF Print

February 03, 2014

Arrest of Two (2) Notorious Guns-for-Hire Top CIDG’s “Oplan Paglalansag Omega” Campaign

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group’s relentless campaign on Loose Firearms, private armed groups and gun-for-hire activities starting last January resulted in the arrest of three (3) wanted guns-for-hire freely roaming nation-wide, Acting Director CIDG, PCSupt Benjamin B Magalong said. For about 39 police operations conducted by team CIDG for the last month, 58 loose firearms, and 365 ammunitions were confiscated and seized while 48 were arrested as CIDG continue its fight against loose firearms which commonly fall into the hands of private armed groups.

The most significant operations conducted in the different regions were the apprehension of Emmanuel Peñalosa y Villanueva@ Emman by the Quezon CIDT on January 10, 2014 and his cohort Mario Aquilla y Sidan @ Rocky on January 13, 2014 in Laguna. The duos are suspected members of Reyes Robbery/hold-up / Gun-for hire-group operating at Laguna province. They were also the prime suspects in the killing of San Pablo City Councilor and Radio Commentator Edgardo Dc Adajar and his driver bodyguard Leonado Ronaldo Y Beltran in January 2, 2013 in San Pablo City, Laguna. Confiscated from their possession were a caliber 38 revolver loaded with 6 rounds of live ammunitions, a caliber 45 pistol loaded with live ammunitions, and 2 magazines loaded with 17 live ammunitions.

Another operation also led to the arrest of Willie Bustamante Francisco@Tisoy by the operatives of DCCIDT on January 6, 2014 at San Antonio Village, Matina, Davao City. Francisco was identified as the leader of the WILLIE “TISOY” FRANCISCO GROUP, a gun running syndicate responsible in the proliferation of homemade and unlicensed firearms within Region 11 and neighboring regions. Said operation yielded to the confiscation of several high powered firearms, live ammunitions, and various parts used in assembling homemade and unlicensed firearms.

Also, in Region 6, joint elements of Iloilo CIDT, 6RCIDU and local police implemented search warrant on January 22, 2014 at several Barangays in Lambunao, Iloilo that resulted in the confiscation of several firearms and ammunitions and the arrest of Rogelio LABORDO, Jessie LABORDO, Richard LEAL, and Jiger LABORDO. Seized from their possession and control were 1 Unit Carbine Rifle; b) 2 units Homemade 12GA Shotgun (Long); c) 1 Unit Cal .45 Pistol (Remington); d) 2 pcs Magazine Assy for Cal .45; e) 2 pcs Magazine Assy. for Carbine; f) 3 pcs Magazine Assy. for 12GA Shotgun; g) 7 rds live ammos for 12GA Shotgun; h) 12 rds live ammos for Cal .45; i) 11 rds live ammos for Carbine Rifle; j) 2 rds live ammos for M16 Rifle; k) 2 Holster for Cal. 45 Pistol; and l) 1 pc of 9MM Bullet Case m) 1 unit Homemade 12GA Shotgun (Pistol Type); n) 1 pc live ammo of 12GA Shotgun; o) 1 Holster of undetermined caliber; p) 11 rds of live ammos of M14 cal; q) 14 rds of M16 live ammos; r) 1 unit 20 GA Homemade Pistol; s) 4 rds 20GA live ammos; t) 2 rds 12GA live ammos; u) 1 pc Black Holster for 12GA Pistol; v) 1 unit 12GA Homemade Shotgun. According to the reports, above suspects were allegedly engaged in extortion activity and gun-for hire and allegedly agents of RPA-ABB operating in central area of Iloilo.

Lastly, Nueva Ecija CIDT thru a SW issued by RTC Presiding Judge Hon. Angelo C. Perez, arrested Primitivo Estacio y Galang on January 14, 2014, for illegally possessing 1 unit Colt M16 Baby Armalite Rifle, a home-made caliber 357, 2 pcs. long magazine for M16, 3 pcs. short magazine for M16 and 45 pcs. live ammunitions for M16.

All arrested persons are now facing charges for violation of RA 10591(Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunitions)

February 02, 2014


Above photos are the suspects of the notorious “SUWANG Carnapping Syndicate” arrested on Feb 1, 2014 by the elements of EastMin CIDU headed by PSSupt Joel Pernito

Confiscated pieces of evidence from possession of the above suspects.

January 22, 2014

Alleged members of ABB fall under CIDG team, seized high caliber of firearms

Today, January 22, 2014, 4 suspects were arrested by the joint operatives of Iloilo CIDT and Lambunao MPS through the implementation of search warrant issued by Hon Judge Danilo Galvez of RTC Br 24 Iloilo City. Arrested suspects were identified as Rogelio Labordo, Jiger Labordo, Jessie Labordo, and Richard Leal, all residents of municipality of Lambunao, Iloilo.

Psupt Peter N Naboye, OIC, 6RCIDU said in a report to PC Supt Benjamin B Magalong, Acting Director, CIDG that the 4 suspects were alleged members of ABB engaged in robbery hold-up in the area and nearby towns in the province of Iloilo. Seized from their possession and control were one(1) Carbine Rifle with 11 live ammo; two (2)pcs 12 gauge Home-made Shotgun with 3 live ammo; one(1) cal 45 remington pistol with 12 live ammo and 2 live ammo for cal 5.56; one(1)pc of 12 gauge HM Shotgun with 4 live ammo; one(1) pc HM Shotgun with one live ammo 11 pcs live ammo for m14 rifle and 14 live ammo for m16 rifle; and one (1) Pc of 20 gauge Hm Shotgun with 4 live ammo and 2 live ammo for 12 gauge shotgun. Arrested suspects were temporary detained at Lambunao police station for proper disposition. A case for violation of RA 8294 (Illegal Possession of Firearms and Ammunition) are being prepare for filing against them.

January 21, 2014

8 more Acetylene Gang Members captured today

A 2-day stake operation was conducted by the joint operatives of CMMCIDT-NCRCIDG, AOCD, PRO-COR, and Urdaneta CIDT in neutralizing the notorious “Acetylene gang” that resulted in the arrest of 7 male persons and 1 female all native of Benguet, before dawn Tuesday (January 21, 2014). The 8 gang members were identified as Ortiz Latungan y Diego, 48, Eric Sectang y Angway, 45, Arthur Bino y Panes, 26, Clarence Dayao y Latip, 38, Tarex Tayaban y Lagro, 27, Ruben Sebnangon y Langbao, 34, Elmo Bustarde y Patleb, 35 and a female identified as Cecil Ibanez y Umbay, 28 years old.

In a report submitted by PSSUPT Roberto Fajardo, Chief, NCR-CIDG to Acting Director CIDG, PCS Benjamin B Magalong, the notorious gang whom they introduced themselves as members of a telecom company was renting in an apartment located at Villongco St., Brgy Commonwealth, Q.C 2 months ago. Fajardo added that the said gang is planning to rob the OCHOA Realica pawnshop. The 8 gang members were arrested while in the act of tunneling inside their rented apartment going to adjacent 3 storey Building where pawnshop is located.

Seized from their possession and control were acetylene tank along with tools for digging and 2 fragmentation grenade. All arrested members are now in the custody QCPD for filing of appropriate charges against them.

January 07, 2014


Members of Q.C.CIDT headed PCI Wilfredo V Sy together with members of PRO-Cordillera captured two (2) dreaded members of Acetylene Gang on January 6, 2014 at around 10:00 AM on their hide-out at El Pacifico Pension Hill, Sta. Cruz, Manila.

Arrested suspects identified as James Yayak y Pasyalen, single, 44 y/o, native of and a resident of Maket-an, Tadian, Mt. Province with violation of and one Randy Pelking y Damitan @ Efren Pumay-o, single, 37 y/o and a resident of Mucdol, Dipaculao, Aurora.

In a report of PSSUPT Roberto B Fajardo, Chief, NCR to CIDG Acting Director PCS Benjamin B Magalong, said that prior to their arrest, information was lodged before the PNP-AKG relative to the activities of the 2 suspects wherein immediate validation was made by the Q.C.CIDT in coordination with PRO-Cordillera who furnished validated copies of Warrant of Arrest under violation of Robbery.

Fajardo added that the duo were among the active members of Acetylene Gang who were responsible in the recent Cagayan De Oro Pawnshop, Baguio City, Mabini Robbery incidents on December 27, 2013 and the foiled robbery at Maria Gracia Pawnshop in Roxas City.

During the arrest, 6 pcs of gold rings, 4 pawn tickets from various pawnshops, small weighing scale and acetylene torch were seized from the possession of the suspects. Suspects were now brought to the NCR CIDG office and will eventually turn over to PRO Cordillera for subsequent return courts of origin.

Magalong said that Team CIDG will intensifies the campaign against Organized Crime Groups in accordance with the directive of PDG Alan La Madrid Purisima, Chief, PNP



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