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Drug suspect nabbed in Pampanga after 6 years in hiding

/ 12:48 PM July 13, 2021

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga—Police arrested on Sunday (July 11) one of Porac town’s most wanted persons, who hid for six years after the court issued an arrest warrant against him with no recommended bail.

In a statement late afternoon on Monday, the Pampanga police identified the suspect as Roland Layug, 35, the subject of the warrant of arrest issued on June 4, 2015, by Judge Omar Viola of the Angeles City Regional Trial Court Branch 57 for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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Pampanga police director Col. Arnold Thomas Ibay said the suspect managed to hide in Mariveles, Bataan for six years to avoid arrest.

The police learned that Layug was in Barangay Pio in Porac town, where he was arrested.

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Also on Sunday, City of San Fernando police arrested one Geraldo Ocampo, 42, and Bernardo Tapnio, 43, in a buy-bust operation at Barangay Maimpis in the capital city.

The police said seven sachets containing alleged “shabu” (crystal meth) were seized from the duo.

The suspects would be charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 for alleged possession and sale of illegal drugs.

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