13 detainees bolt Caloocan jail through hole in cell walls | Inquirer News

13 detainees bolt Caloocan jail through hole in cell walls

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 08:17 AM October 22, 2020

Detainees rush to the streets early Thursday morning after escaping the Caloocan police jail. Screenshot from the Caloocan police CCTV footage

MANILA, Philippines — Thirteen persons under police custody escaped through a hole on the wall of Custodial Facility Unit Extension of Caloocan City Hall early Thursday morning, police confirmed.

In an initial report from Northern Police District Director Brigadier General Ronnie Ylagan, Caloocan police said the detainees bolted the jail through a hole made on the wall of their detention facility at around 1:50 a.m.


Police said the escapees were facing cases of illegal drugs, alarm and scandal, theft and unjust vexation, among others.

In a separate text message, Caloocan police chief Colonel Dario Menor confirmed to INQUIRER.net that one out of 13 detainees was already brought back to jail.


Menor said Aries Dunacao, 28-year-old suspect detained for a drug case, was recaptured in Caloocan at 8:30 a.m.

Caloocan Sub Station 15 rearrested Aldwin Jhoe Espila, 25, at a neighborhood in Barangay 178, Camarin, Caloocan at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Espila was detained for allegedly violating the Anti-Carnapping Law.

Another escapee Mark Oliver Gamutia, 21, was recaptured at Barangay Tonsuya in Malabon City at 3:40 p.m. Thursday by elements of the Northern Police District’s Intelligence Operations Section. Gamutia was detained for a case of resistance and disobedience to a person in authority.

Probers are still investigating the jail incident while pursuit operations are ongoing to recapture the other detainees.

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