Filipino cop fugitive from justice nabbed in Thailand — PNP chief

Filipino cop fugitive from justice nabbed in Thailand — PNP chief

MANILA — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Monday disclosed that they have arrested a Filipino policeman fugitive from justice who was hiding in Thailand.

Dela Rosa attended the celebration of the anniversary of the Royal Thai Police last week.

In a press conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City, the PNP chief presented to the members of the media the suspect identified as PO2 Alexander Pangilinan, who is a member of the “Dos Pares gang” and was arrested in Thailand, coinciding with the anniversary of the Royal Thai Police.

The suspect is wanted for the abduction and killing of Michael Chan, a Filipino-Chinese engineer in Quezon City in 2005.

Pangilinan has been a fugitive from justice for more than 10 years and when he was arrested, he was working as a manager in a resort in Thailand.

He was a former policeman assigned at the Office of Businessman’s Concerns (OBC) of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).

He was also formerly assigned at the Pasig City police before he was transferred to the District Mobile Force (DMF) of the Eastern Police District (EPD).

Police anti-kidnapping agents have recovered the vehicle used by the “Doce Pares” gang in the abduction of the Chinese engineer in Quezon City on Sept. 15, 2005.

The vehicle, a red Nissan Sentra, was confiscated by elements of the Police Anti-Crime Emergency Response (PACER) team during the raid at the house of Pangilinan in Sitio Peñafrancia, Barangay Mayamot in Antipolo City. Perfecto Raymundo/