May 22, 2024

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Most wanted in CamSur arrested in Pampanga

By Jun Talusan

A murder suspect listed as the most wanted felon in Camarines Sur on Wednesday was arrested in Arayat, Pampanga.

 Suspect Leo Villamor, of  Bgy. Telapayong, Arayat, Pampanga, was caught following more than two decades of hiding, said Police Regional Office director Brig. Gen. Jose Hidalgo Jr. .

Villamor was nabbed at his residence by joint operatives of the Arayat Municipal Police Statio, 303rd Mobile Company Regional Mobile Force Battalion 3, and the Siruma Municipal Police Station of the Camarines Sur Police Provincial Office.

The suspect has a standing warrant of arrest for murder  issued by the Regional Trial Court  Branch 63 of  Calabanga, Camarines Sur dated January 16, 2002, with no bail recommended.

Villamor went into hiding for more than 21 years prior to his arrest in Pampanga.

“The successful arrest of Villamor  is a result of intel-driven operations and diligent efforts to place lawless elements behind the bars of justice, which is in line with PNP chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda’s  directive,” Hidalgo said.