3 wanted persons arrested in Las Piñas

Las Piñas City police arrested three men during an anti-criminality drive that targeted wanted persons on Monday, March 6.

Police identified the suspects as Erwin Beltran, alias “Toto”, 46; Roberto Guillen, 57; and Reynaldo Panilagao, 28.

City police chief Col. Jaime Santos, said Beltran, who was tagged as Top 10 most wanted person, was arrested by members of the Warrant and Subpoena Section (WSS) and the Intelligence Section (IS) around 3:00 p.m. at Basa Compound, Barangay Zapote on Monday, March 6.

Santos said Beltan was nabbed by virtue of an arrest warrant issued  by Judge Ann Beatrice Aguana Balmaceda of  Las Piñas Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 200 on Feb. 9 for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2022.

Santos said Guillen, listed as Top 8 wanted person, was arrested around 4:30 p.m. on Malungay St. in Barangay CAA.

He said the arrest order against Guillen was also issued by Judge Balmaceda on March 2 for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2022.

The third suspect, Panilagao, who was listed as Top 5 wanted person, was arrested by the police on Tuesday, March 7, around 7:45 a.m. on San Francisco St. in Barangay Ilaya.

Judge Ricardo Aglugun Moldez II of Las Piñas RTC Branch 197 issued the warrant against him on Feb. 16 for the crime of frustrated homicide.

The three suspects are now detained at the city police custodial facility.