CIDG nabs Abra’s most wanted person

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CRIMINAL Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested on Tuesday morning Abra’s most wanted man who was tagged as suspect in the foiled ambush of a town mayor last year, police reports said Wednesday.

Cordillera Region CIDG chief, Senior Supt, Bartolome Bustamante, in a report sent to Camp Crame, identified the arrested most wanted person in Abra as Jonete Jacinto, alias ‘Jojo”, 41 yrs old.

Bustamante said that joint CIDG operatives and local police arrested Jacinto base on a warrant of arrest for frustrated and multiple attempted murder at around 10:30 am Tuesday at Brgy. Bangloloan, Bucay, Abra.

The CIDG official said that the warrant against Jacinto was issued by the court in connection with the foiled ambush attempt on Bangued Mayor Ryan Luna on April 11, 2010 who at that time was campaigning.

Bustamante said Jacinto has been listed as the number one 1 most wanted person in the provincial and regional level for his alleged involvement in numerous homicide cases in Abra including that of the failed ambush of Mayor Luna.

The CIDG official added that Jacinto was identified by witnesses as among the six suspects who attacked the group of Mayor Luna while they were on their way for a campaign sortie.

Bustamante added that aside from Jacinto, they are also hot on the trail of the suspects in the foiled ambush identified as brothers Francisco, Paul and Pepe Bodonia; Harold Quemerista and Bobot Gonzales.

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