The CIDG along with the PNP local units had launched its campaign against wanted persons known as OPLAN PAGTUGIS at the start of its October SACLEO. On its first day, October 24, 2021 (Sunday), the Group arrested a total of 25 wanted persons including three Regional Level MWPs and four other MWPs.
REMEGIO MHAR BAUTISTA MARIANO, the No. 8 MWP in Region 4A who is currently detained at the CIDG Rizal PFU, was served a Warrant of Arrest (WOA) for Illegal Recruitment by a Syndicate under RA 8042 (Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipino Act of 1995), as amended by R.A 10022.
The No. 8 MWP in Region 8 identified as ADRIAN RAUL QUIÑONES TAGROS a.k.a. "Jannos Tagros", or "Jannong Tagros" or "Jonjie" was arrested in Quezon City for the crime of Rape. He is also listed as the No. 1 Provincial Level MWP in Northern Samar who is said to be a member of the “Bantilo Group” responsible for a series of rape incidents in Catarman, Northern Samar.
NORBERTO OPENIANO LAURIANO a.k.a. “Norberto Laurino” was nabbed in Northern Samar for Rape or the violation of Article 266-A of the Revised Penal Code. He is tagged as the No. 5 MWP also in Region 4A.
Meanwhile, VICENTE VILLANUEVA BENITEZ a.k.a. “Kevin Villanueva Benitez Villanueva” or “Vincent” or “Daddy Vincent”, the No. 8 MWP in the province of Batangas was arrested in Calaca, Batangas for violation of RA 7610 (Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act).
RICHARD LIM VICENTE a.k.a. “Kabong”, the No. 6 Provincial Level MWP was nabbed at his residence in Taytay, Palawan. He is wanted for the crimes of Rape and violation of RA 7610.
While in Valderrama, Antique, accused, ROMULO FRANCISCO JAWOD a.k.a. “Montalba” was apprehended on the same date for two counts of Rape by Carnal Knowledge as amended by RA 8353 in relation to RA 7610. He was listed as the No. 6 MWP in Calinog, Iloilo City and allegedly a member of the “Ipid Group” involved in gun-for-hire and gunrunning activities in the municipalities of San Jose, Bugasong, and Laua-an, as well as the nearby towns in Antique.
And NELSON TAGHOY HAYAG, who ranks as the No. 10 MWP in Buenavista, Bohol and an alleged member of the “Vault Drug Group”, was arrested on the same date in Inabanga, Bohol for his crime of Frustrated Murder.
“Sa gitna ng panganib na maaring idulot ng bawat operasyon, ang CIDG AMIGO COPS ay walang tinag sa pagtupad sa mandato nito upang matiyak na ang bawat komunidad ay ligtas laban sa anumang kriminalidad,” said PMGen Albert Ignatius D Ferro, CIDG Director.