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A member of the neutralized armed group was arrested on Sunday late afternoon (August 15, 2021, at about 5:00 PM) by joint operatives of CIDG Maguindanao PFU, CIDG Cotabato CFU, PIU-Maguindanao, RIU 15 TOG 12, and Sultan Kudarat MPS during the service of Warrants of Arrest (WOAs) in Brgy. Limbo, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.

The authorities served the said WOAs with CC Nos. 2020-11718, 2020-11719 and 2020-11720, all issued by Hon. Kasan K Abdulrakman, Executive Judge of RTC Br 27, 12th Judicial Region, Cotabato City against MIKE IGAL a.k.a. “ESMAEL GANDAY EGAL” alias “MIKE” for the following offenses:

- Robbery with Homicide in relation to Article 8 of the RPC with NO BAIL recommended;
- Double Frustrated Murder in relation to Article 8 of RPC with Php200,000.00 recommended bail; and
- Carnapping in relation to Article 8 of the RPC with Php180,000.00 recommended bail.

IGAL is a member of the neutralized “Talusan Armed Group” led by the late Brgy. Chairman Datu Pendatun Talusan a.k.a. "PENS", who died together with 11 of his men during a five-hour firefight with policemen after resisting arrest for the crimes of carnapping, robbery with homicide, and double frustrated murder, sometime January this year.

IGAL was brought to CIDG RFU BAR office for documentation, proper disposition and temporary custody.

PMGEN ALBERT IGNATIUS D FERRO, CIDG Director said that wherever the suspect maybe hiding and no matter how long he evades arrest, the CIDG will not stop until he is put behind bars and be made accountable for the crimes he committed.