CIDG neutralizes 2 rob groups, seizes firearms in Southern Tagalog

April 30, 2012 10:46 pm 

MANILA, April 30 – Criminal investigation and Detection Group agents in Southern Tagalog have neutralized two notorious robbery hold-up gangs, police said.

Five suspects, including two ring leaders, were arrested in separate pursuit operations in Rizal and Quezon last weekend, police added.

In his report to CIDG head Director Samuel Pagdilao Jr., Calabarzon CIDG chief Sr. Supt. Bernabe Balba said the unit's campaign against organized crime groups has neutralized the Guevarra robbery group in Antipolo City and the arrest of the leader of the Asero robbery group.

Balba identified the arrested as Jonathan Quezon, alias Asero, the leader of the Asero robbery group and resident of Purok Santol, Barangay Mayao Crossing, Lucena City, Rainiell Guevarra alias Carlo Guevarra, the leader of the Guevarra robbery hold-up group, Ariel Guibrito, Antonio Tajanlangit, and Carl Jason Bambilla, all from Antipolo City.

Balba said Quezon was arrested by the CIDG in a hospital in Barangay Ibabang Dupay, Lucena City during pursuit operation after his group victimized one Gregorio Romero of Lucena City.

The victim, on board a tricycle near MMG Hospital, was robbed by the suspect who was later arrested by the authorities along Maharlika Highway in Lucena City.

Balba added that Quezon, with one Freddie Manabat and Alberto Dela Vega Jr., were previously involved in another robbery last week.

In Antipolo City, CIDG provincial operatives arrested the members of the Guevarra robbery group after they robbed one Lordie Mosquera of her IPOD worth P7,500 while inside her vehicle at the Marcos Avenue, of the city.

Balba said all suspects were identified by their victims.

He added CIDG’s drive against loose firearms has also resulted in the seizure of a homemade shotgun and a .38 revolver at a residence of Jonathan Isaac Diaz in Lucena City.

Another .38 pistol and several rounds of assorted ammunition were confiscated from the residence of Allan Dequilla of Silang Cavite.

Both suspects were not present when the CIDG implemented the search warrants for illegal possession of firearms against them. (PNA)

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