NCRPO chief says children missing an isolated case

April 8, 2013 10:28 pm 

MANILA, April 8 — Police Director Leonardo Espina, National Capital Region Police Office chief, said Monday reports of missing children in the metropolis are just isolated cases and not the doing of any organized crime syndicates.

Espina said based on their intelligence monitoring following the latest reported child missing in Metro Manila,  "these are just the doing of certain "individuals" and not by an organized syndicate/s."

Espina cited the case of the young boy from Quezon City, reportedly kidnapped by 27-year-old suspect Dennis D. Nabua, a resident of Barangay Zamora, Tayug, Pangasinan, last April 2.

"We have not monitored any syndicate. Look at the case in Quezon City, there was this person who was poorly clothed. He took a boy and gave it to his friend. Allegedly he will sell it, he said he came from the province. This is an indication that this is not a syndicate. Just one person. That is why we want to disseminate his picture, composite artist sketch, to all our mobile patrols," he told a press briefing.

He added the police are still looking for two more and the other children reported missing in Taguig.

Espina said in 2012, the NCRPO recorded 38 incidents of children gone missing around the metropolis.

But 36 of those earlier reported missing are already in the care of their parents.(PNA)

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