EIGHT MONTHS IN HIDING ENDS IN ARREST

Fisherman wanted for illegal drugs nabbed in Daanbantayan

By: Alven Marie A. Timtim - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | September 04,2020 - 07:34 PM
A 24-year-old fisherman with a standing warrant for selling of illegal drugs was arrested by the police in Daanbantayan today, September 4, 2020. | Photo from CPPO

A 24-year-old fisherman with a standing warrant for selling of illegal drugs was arrested by the police in Daanbantayan today, September 4, 2020. | Photo from CPPO

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A wanted fisherman, who escaped an illegal buy-bust operation last January 2020, was arrested by the Provincial Intelligence Unity (PIU) of the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) in Sitio Hillside, Barangay Bakhawan, Daanbantayan, Cebu at around 1 p.m. today, September 4, 2020.

Mark Kenneth Ancajas, 24, a resident of Sitio Balintawak, Barangay Kawit, Medellin, did not get the chance to escape the second time around when the police arrived in his hideout to arrest him. He had been hiding from the authorities for about eight months.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Randy Korret, head of the PIU of CPPO, said that Ancajas has a standing warrant for selling of illegal drugs issued by Judge Samson Roy Layese, Presiding Judge of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 61 of Bogo City Cebu.

The warrant was issued on January 28, 2020.

“Bale na at large po sya dati during the arrests,” said Korret.

The PIU chief said that the help of concerned citizens and continuous monitoring when Ancajas was spotted in the area led to the arrest of the suspect.

According to Korret, the CPPO have been focusing on monitoring and arresting wanted personalties especially those involved in illegal drugs following the orders of the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters to intensify the campaign against illegal drugs.

“Actually, we are focusing on those wanted persons for illegal drugs in support to the ongoing efforts of the PNP’s war on drugs,” said Korret.

As the police force in central Visayas especially in Cebu continue to conduct operations on wanted persons, Korret said he encouraged those with warrants of arrest to surrender immediately so that their cases would be resolved./dbs

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