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On Sunday (October 25, 2020) morning, elements of the CIDG together with the local PNP units arrested a Most Wanted Person (MWP) and an alleged gang leader during separate manhunt police operations in Davao De Oro and Capiz. 

The suspects were identified as RODEL MANUEL BUALAN and JOHN MARK HERVIAS y AVELINO a.k.a. "Dino" who is the No. 1 Municipal Level MWP in Magsaysay, Davao Del Sur and the alleged leader of the “Maharot Group” engaged in gunrunning and illegal drugs trading activities in the province of Capiz, respectively. 

BUALAN was apprehended at about 7:00 AM in Purok 5, Brgy. Linuan, Montevista, Davao De Oro by CIDG Davao Del Sur PFU in coordination with Magsaysay MPS by virtue of an alias Warrant of Arrest (WOA) for six counts of Rape issued by Hon. Loida S. Posadas-Kahulugan, Judge of RTC 11th Judicial Region Branch 21, Bansalan, Davao Del Sur. 

Meanwhile, HERVIAS was nabbed at around 10:55 AM in Brgy. Lawaan, Roxas City, Capiz by the CIDG Capiz PFU and Roxas CPS on the strength of WOAs for violations of Sec 11, Art II of RA 9165 (for service of sentence), Sec 5, Art II of RA 9165 (for service of sentence), and RA 9165 (to serve the penalty of imprisonment imposed by the court), all issued by Hon. Ignacio I. Alajar, Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 18, Roxas City. 

Both arrested persons are now under the temporary custody of the CIDG prior their turn-over to the courts of origin.   ###