A former Brgy Kagawad who is listed as Region 3’s No. 2 Most Wanted Person was apprehended by joint elements of the CIDG Pampanga, local PNP units and AFP personnel during a manhunt operation in the afternoon of April 21, 2022, Thursday in Brgy Cauayan, Mexico, Pampanga.
The accused was identified as 42-year-old Robert Puno Jr y Manalastas who was arrested by virtue of an Alias Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon. Divina Luz P Aquino-Simbulan, Presiding Judge of RTC, 3rd Judicial Region, Branch 41, San Fernando City, Pampanga for violation of Sections 5, 11, and 12 of Article II of RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act).
Puno is said to be a member of the “Tubil Criminal Group” involved in illegal drug activities operating in Pampanga province. He is also included in the Illegal Drugs Personality list of PRO3 who was formerly arrested through a buy-bust operation in San Fernando City sometime in June 2018.
The CIDG is continuously intensifying its anti-criminality campaign through its program thrusts ensuring that the law will be enforced against offenders and they will be accountable for their criminal acts.