Police nab suspect in Batangas cop murder after 30 years in hiding
LUCENA CITY – The primary suspect in the killing of a policeman in Tanauan City in Batangas 30 years ago was finally arrested in Guimaras province on Monday, Jan. 23.
Police Colonel Pedro Soliba, Batangas police chief, in a report Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 24), said Cesar Andal, 61 was caught by combined police operatives from Tanauan City and Guimaras, armed with a warrant of arrest, in his safehouse in Barangay (village) East Valencia in Buenavista town.
The felon is facing a case of murder for the alleged killing of Senior Police Officer 2 Herminigildo Mercado on March 19, 1993 in Barangay Balele in Tanauan.
The report tagged Andal as “most wanted person-national level” and has P60,000 reward from the Department of Interior and Local Government for his capture.
The suspect will be detained in Tanauan police jail.
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