SOUTH COTABATO’S NO. 3 MOST WANTED MAN FALLS, COPS SEIZE 2 GRENADES

KORONADAL CITY — Police authorities arrested here on Sunday the No. 3 most wanted man of South Cotabato during a police raid here.

Chief Insp. Marvin Duadua, Banga town police chief, considered the arrest of John Casiple Aquinan, alias “NogNog,” a major accomplishment because he was the No. 3 most wanted man in South Cotabato, having five standing warrants of arrest.

He was arrested at about 11 a.m. Sunday by joint operatives of Banga PNP and members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Region 12.

Arrested with Aquinan was Prudencio Hapitan Falalimpa.

The raiding team seized two hand grenades from the suspects, shabu and shabu paraphernalia.

Judge Roberto Ayco of Regional Trial Court Branch 26 in Surallah, South Cotabato issued the following warrants of arrest for violation of PD 1866 for illegal possession of explosives, Criminal Case No. 7143-3 with no bail recommended.

Judge Ayco also issued three warrants of arrest for Aquinan for violation of Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

The court set more than Php300,000 bail bond for his temporary liberty. PNA / northboundasia.com