Cordillera’s top-5 wanted man nabbed


CAMP DANGWA, Benguet — A former police chief in La Union province and one of the suspects in a 2014 murder case was finally arrested after years of hiding.

Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) Regional Director Police Chief Supt. Edward Carranza identified the arrested suspect as Chief Inspector Diosdado Mirador Mejala, a former chief of police of Tubao town in La Union.

Mejala was arrested at the vicinity of Camp Crame in Quezon City on Monday morning, April 2.

Carranza said Mejalla was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Maria Ligaya Itliong-Rivera, the Presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 5 in Baguio City, for the case of murder filed against him.

Mejala was tagged as Cordillera’s No. 5 Top Most Wanted Person (TMWP) for 2017 and for the first and second quarter of this year.

He is one of the suspects in the murder of Frank Joselito Dacanay Lopez on June 17, 2014. Records show the body of Lopez was dumped in an area in Suello Village here.

Carranza lauded the members of the operating units that arrested of Mejala.

He reiterated his order to all units of the police in the region to sustain their operation against wanted persons.