Nine wanted individuals were arrested in one-day manhunt operations in Region 13 or Caraga, police said.
Police Brig. Gen. Joselito T. Esquivel Jr., Regional Director of Police Regional Office (PRO) O13, said the four most wanted persons and five others were nabbed by virtue of warrants of arrest from various courts in the different provinces in the region Friday, June 26.
Those arrested were identified as Kevin Beray of Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte, Top 8 Most Wanted Person and Top Regional Priority Target on illegal drugs; Nestor Apatan of San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, Top 3 Provincial Level Most Wanted Person for rape; and Angelita Boladaco of Lingig Surigao del Sur and Nicole Dunque of Sison, Surigao del Norte, two most wanted persons for murder.
The four, along with five other wanted persons, were placed under the custody of the local police.
Esquivel said the success of the manhunt operations was attributed to the intensified anti-criminality campaign of PRO13 and the strong partnership between the police and the community.