Cops nab alleged NPA member, 2 other most wanted fugitives in Caraga

Published October 6, 2020, 8:09 AM

by Mike Crismundo

CAMP COL. RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City – An alleged New People’s Army (NPA) member wanted for murder, and two other most wanted persons in Caraga region were arrested in separate operations under “Manhunt Charlie” conducted by police forces in Caraga region, ranking police official in the region reported on Tuesday.

Caraga Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) Regional Director Brig. Gen. Romeo M. Caramat, Jr., identified the suspected NPA as Dongay Jay Dano, Pluto, 37 and a resident of Purok-5, Sitio Dugyaman, Barangay Anticala, Butuan City.

The suspect was arrested by virtue of warrant of arrest, issued last July 22, for the crime of murder with no bail recommended.

According to Caramat, the suspect was an alleged member of Samahang Yunit Propaganda 21C, Guerilla Front 21 of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)-NPA North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee, and listed as Top 3 Most Wanted Person Regional Level of Caraga region.

Joint operatives from Butuan City Intelligence Branch, Surigao del Norte Intelligence Branch, First and Second Company of Surigao Del Norte Provincial Mobile Force, Mainit Municipal Police Station and Intel operatives of 29th IB Philippine Army arrested the suspect following an information provided by residents of Purok 1, Barangay Marayag, Mainit town of Surigao del Norte.

Meanwhile, police operatives also nabbed two suspects among the most wanted persons in the provincial and municipal level in separate and intensified operations in Caraga region, Caramat also reported.

In another related development, the intensified anti-criminality operations conducted by the PRO-13 have resulted in the arrest of 367 law violators from Sept. 17 to Oct. 2 this year.

In a press release issued on Monday, October 5, the regional command of PRO-13 said Caraga’s various police units managed to arrest within the period 41 persons for illegal drugs, 76 for illegal gambling, 30 for loose firearms, 17 for illegal logging, and 97 for illegal fishing.

A total of 106 wanted persons were captured during the period.