PNP alerted vs nine deadly Iraqi fugitives

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday said that it has received a global alert notice from the International Police Organization (Interpol) to be on the lookout for a group of nine convicts who escaped from an Iraqi prison last month.

The Interpol ‘Orange Notice” was transmitted to the Manila Interpol National Central Bureau (NCB) Secretariat in Manila and recommended ‘preventive measures’ among all police units and border control.

The PNP Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM) issued a memorandum to all Police Regional Offices, National Support Units and down to the local units for the Interpol Global Fugitive Alert.

The said “Orange Notice” was also transmitted by NCB secretariat to the Bureau of Immigration and the Office for Transportation Security of the DOTC for the monitoring.

The Interpol Orange Notice described the Iraqi fugitives as “dangerous to civilians and law enforcement officers” and all have been sentenced to death under Iraqi justice system.

About eleven Iraqi death convicts bolted the Duhok Prison in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq last January 7 with two of them have been recaptured by Iraqi authorities, the PNP said in a statement.

The nine that remain at-large are Abdul Aziz Yousif Said, Khalid Ahmded Abdul Aziz, Firhad Safer Abdullah, Ali Hussein Salih, Mahdi.

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