Police nab Laguna’s ‘most wanted,’ 2 others

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 03:48 PM March 21, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Laguna’s most wanted person and two others were arrested in separate police operations on Wednesday.


A report from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Region IV-A identified the suspects as Leinard Punongbayan, Noriel Saliba, and Arnel Delmiguez.

Regional CIDG chief Police Senior Superintendent Lawrence Cajipe said Punongbayan was both listed as the top ‘most wanted person’ in Los Baños (municipal level) and in Laguna (provincial level). He was also listed as the 10th ‘most wanted person’ in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon).


Meanwhile, Saliba and Delminguez were listed as the 8th and 6th “most wanted persons” in Imus City in Cavite and Cabuyao City in Laguna, respectively.

Police said Punongbayan was arrested in Barangay San Antonio in Los Baños, Laguna at around 1 a.m. for alleged car theft.

Meanwhile, Saliba was collared in Barangay Alapan in Imus City, Cavite, for robbery. Delminguez, who was wanted for rape, was arrested at around 5:45 p.m. in Barangay Marinig, Cabuyao City, Laguna, police said.

The suspects were detained at CIDG Laguna./ee

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