“They were picked up in one place all 10 of them,” he added.
Lavin explained it will be up to the court to decide where all of the 10 accused will be detained.
“If the court says they will stay in the NBI, then we will keep them. If it says we will transfer them, then we will transfer them,” he said.
The suspects are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 8049, the Anti-Hazing Law, after the Department of Justice (DOJ) found probable cause to indict them over Castillo’s death.
On Thursday, Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 40 Presiding Judge Alfredo Ampuan issued the warrants of arrest for Mhin Weig Chan, Jose Miguel Salamat, John Robin Ramos, Marcelino Bagtang Jr., Arvin Balag, Ralph Trangia, Axel Munro Hipe, Oliver Onofre, Joshua Joriel Macabali, and Hans Matthew Rodrigo.
Castillo died after undergoing initiation rites in the hands of Aegis Juris fraternity members in September 2017. Benjamin Pulta/PNA-northboundasia.com