By Zaldy Comanda
CAMP BADO, DANGWA, Benguet – The Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PROCor) arrested the alleged leader of a carnapping group, who is one of the most wanted persons of the police in his residence in Tabuk City, Kalinga.
Chief Supt. Rolando Nana, Cordillera police regional director, said Greggie Ambona,19, was nabbed in his residence at Purok 6 Tabuk City, Kalinga.
Nana said Ambona was the subject of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Nelljoe A Cortes of the RTC Branch 25, Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga with no bail recommended.
Ambona was tagged as the leader of the group which was involved in a series of carnapping incidents in the Ilocos region, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera and Central Luzon.
The PROCor also reported the arrest of Cordillera’s eighth most wanted individual, Mario Gavino, 33, farmer, of Sitio Nampaling, Namal Asipulo, Ifugao, who is facing rape and acts of lasciviousness charges.
He was arrested last August 4 by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Romeo U. Habbiling of RTC Branch 14, 2nd Judicial Region, Lagawe, Ifugao with no bail recommended.
Two of Baguio City’s most wanted were also arrested in separate operations.
Marc Christopher Siplat Alhambra, 42, a resident of Barangay Lesseb, Burgos, Ilocos Sur was arrested in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur.
He is facing a qualified theft charge and 138 counts of falsification of commercial documents.
Mayo Campa Calasiao, alias Mayo Champolay Calasiao, 38, a resident of Balangbang, Beckel, La Trinidad, Benguet, was arrested at Barangay Tara-tara, Sison, Pangasinan on August 5 for robbery in an uninhabited place.
Nana commended the operating units for a job well done.
“We are relentlessly dedicated to continue our service as protectors of the people. We grab this chance to hunt these criminals to prevent them from committing other hideous crimes to ensure the security of the public,” he said.