Murder suspect nabbed in Quezon City after 19 years in hiding

KAMPO HENERAL PACIANO RIZAL, Sta. Cruz, Laguna -- You can run but you can’t hide from the long arms of the law.

A murder suspect from Quezon City who had been in hiding for 19 years was finally arrested by Calamba City police on Thursday evening, Jan. 19, in Barangay Sacred Heart in Kamuning, Quezon City.

Laguna police director Colonel Randy Glenn Silvio said the suspect is known only as alias Roger and was categorized as a most wanted person at the national level for murder.

The authorities even dangled a P140,000 reward for anyone who can provide information leading to his arrest.

Around 8:45 on Thursday evening, the authorities finally caught the suspect upon the implementation of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Antonio S. Pozas, presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 36, 4th Judicial Region in Calamba City, Laguna.

Lt. Col. Milany Martirez said no bail was recommended for the suspect’s temporary liberty.

The suspect is now under the custody of Calamba City Police while the court of origin of the warrant of arrest will be informed of his arrest.

Col. Silvio said that ‘with the arrest of the accused, justice will be given to the victim.’

“It’s just proof that no one can hide from the law,” added Col. Silvio.