February 25, 2024

Crime gang leader, 2 other wanted rape suspects nabbed

By Justine Rich Talusan

A CRIME group leader and two other wanted men were arrested by Central Luzon operatives in police operations in Bataan, Tarlac and Zambales.

In a report to Police Regional Office 3 director Brig. Gen. Jose Hidalgo Jr., arrested was alleged crime gang leader and tagged top 2 most wanted in the region identified as Niño Reyes.

Reyes was arrested by members of the  Regional Special Operations Group,  Regional Mobile Force Battalion 3, 305th RMFB3, and Magalang police under the supervision of Lt. Col. Jay Damandal, chief of RSOG/Force , RMFB3, inside a mall in Bgy. Cupang Proper, Balanga City, Bataan.

Reyes was arrested based on  warrants for acts of lasciviousness and statutory rape. 

The no. 1 most wanted in the region identified as Emmanuel Clave alias “Lolo Manny” was nabbed by joint operating personnel of the Castillejos police, together with PIDMU Zambales, Olongapo City MARPSTA, 305th MC, RMFB III, and 2nd PMFC Zambales PPO.

Clave has a string of warrants of arrest for qualified rape by sexual assault and qualified rape, with no bail recommended.

The third suspect, Ricardo Gelua, the region’s no. 9 most wanted, was captured by operatives of the Marilao police and  the Provincial Intelligence Team- Bulacan PPO in Bgy. Prenza II, Marilao, Bulacan.

Gelia has warrants of arrest for statutory rape and two counts of rape by sexual assault, with no recommended bail.

“These are excellent results and show once again that the PRO3 will not  give up on finding those who await justice as we work closely with other police units and partners,” Hidalgo said.