Surigao: SurNte Police’s Unyielding Pursuit Yields Arrest of Eight Wanted Fugitives in a Remarkable One-Day Operation

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Through a meticulously executed one-day manhunt, Surigao del Norte police operatives successfully apprehended eight fugitives with outstanding warrants throughout the province.

Provincial Top Cop, Police Colonel Laudemer M. Laude, emphasized the unwavering dedication of police stations and mobile forces, celebrating their remarkable achievements in the relentless pursuit of justice.

The operation led to the arrest of a diverse group of individuals: a 38-year-old male from Barangay Taft, Surigao City, charged with murder; a 26-year-old and 29-year-old male private employees from Lanao Del Norte and Claveria, Misamis Oriental, respectively, apprehended for Qualified Trespass to Dwelling; an elderly male detained for perjury; a 21-year-old helper from Barangay Cagniog, Surigao City, arrested for Qualified Theft; a 59-year-old from Dapa Town for Theft; a 57-year-old carpenter from Malimono Town for Illegal Logging; and a 44-year-old male from Santiago, Agusan del Norte, charged with violations of the Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) law.

The warrants for these arrests were issued by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of the 10th Judicial Region, Branches 29 and 30 in Surigao City; the Municipal Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) of the 6th Judicial Region in Dapa-Socorro; and the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC), Branch 1, in Surigao City.

“I commend the SurNte Police for their exceptional dedication and professionalism in carrying out this successful operation. I urge all Surigaonons to continue supporting and cooperating with law enforcement efforts as we work together to create a safer and more secure province” stated PD Laude.

Let us stay vigilant and proactive in reporting any suspicious activities, ensuring our community remains a place where the rule of law prevails,” he added.

All detained individuals are currently under the custody of the respective arresting units, ensuring that they are held accountable for their alleged offenses. (Mark James Lisondra)

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