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Another round of OPLAN PAGTUGIS was launched by detectives of the CIDG on Friday, June 18, 2021 which led in the arrest of four (4) most wanted men across the country.

At noon (12:00 PM), 31-year-old JEFFREY POTENTADO y TANEGRA was arrested by the CIDG Northern Metro Manila DFU in Brgy San Roque Cardona, Rizal on the strength of a Warrant of Arrest (WOA) for the crime of Murder docketed under CC No. 6082 issued by Hon. Angeles S Vasquez, Judge of RTC Branch 13, City of Ligao, Fifth Judicial Region with No Bail recommended.

At around 2:15 PM, 54-year-old Bamboo Craft Maker identified as ARTEMIO SUYAT y RAGANIT alias "BERTING" was nabbed by combined elements of CIDG Pangasinan PFU, CIDG Ilocos Sur PFU, 2nd PMFC Ilocos Sur, Urdaneta CPS, and Sta. Cruz MPS in Sitio Pantar, Brgy. Villa Hermosa, Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur by virtue of a WOA for the crime of Homicide docketed under CC No. U-18486 issued by Hon. Elizabeth L Berdal, Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 47, First Judicial Region, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan with recommended bail amounting to Php40,000.00.

Meanwhile, at about 3:00 PM, one REYMARK SOLDE PONTING was collared by CIDG Davao Del Norte PFU in coordination with Tagum CPS in Purok Tipaz, Brgy. East, Tagum City, Davao Del Norte by virtue of WOAs for violation of RA 7610 with Php200,000.00 bail and four (4) counts of Rape without bail under CC Nos. 27296-27300, all issued by Hon. Arlene Lirag-Palabrica, Judge of RTC 11th Judicial Region Branch 2, Tagum City, Davao Del Norte.

While at about 10:30 PM, NOEL MARINO y ANQUILLO a.k.a. “Pilis” was arrested by joint elements of CIDG Northern Samar PFU, 1st NSPMFC, 803rd RMFB, NSPSOG, Catarman MPS, and Mondragon MPS in Sitio Higitna, Brgy. Mckinley, Catarman, Northern Samar on the strength of an Alias WOA for the crime of Rape in relation to RA 7610 under CC No. 4940 issued by Hon. Norma Mecento-Cardenas, Judge of RTC, Branch 19, Catarman, Northern Samar with no bail recommended.

Accordingly, POTENTADO was the accomplice of Jose Potentado who was earlier arrested by the same CIDG unit on June 16, 2021, that after committing their crime fled away and went into hiding since 2010. SUYAT is listed as No. 5 City Level MWP in Urdaneta City and alleged leader of the "SUYAT GROUP" involved in Gunrunning activities operating within Pangasinan Province, PONTING is tagged as No. 55 City Level MWP in Tagum City, while MARINO ranks as the No. 36 Municipal Level MWP in Mondragon, Northern Samar and alleged member of the “San Vargas Group” responsible in rape and sexual incidents in the said municipality.

CIDG Director, PMGEN ALBERT IGNATIUS D FERRO stated that despite the risk posed by the pandemic is still high, our detectives continuously fulfilling their duty fearlessly to ensure that offenders are arrested and be held accountable for their crimes. ###