PNP DRUG ENFORCEMENT GROUP (PNP DEG), CAMP BGEN RAFAEL T CRAME, QUEZON CITY – On March 7, 2021 at around 06:00 PM personnel of Special Operation Unit 5, PNP DEG, led by PLTCOL WARREN E DABLO under the direct supervision of PBGEN RONALD O LEE, Director, PNP DEG, with the support of Police Station 9, CCPO and RIU 7 conducted joint manhunt operationat Brgy Toong Cebu City which resulted to the arrest of Matthew Archer Logawog Ochea a.k.a. “buchoy/choy”, 42 years old, married, and a resident of the said place.

The suspect was arrested by virtue of warrant of arrest issued by Hon. PAMELA A. BARING, Presiding Judge of RTC 7th Judicial Region, Branch 21, Cebu City, for violation of Article II, Section11 of RA 9165 dated November 10, 2020 docketed under Criminal Case No. R-CEB-18-08552-CR, with bail recommended of Thirty-seven Thousand pesos (Php 37,000.00).

As a background, the said accused was arrested by Police station 3, CCPO on the year 2019 during buy bust operation being conducted. Further, according to verification and information gathered, he is not included in the list HVI. The arrested person will be turned over to Police Station 9, CCPO for temporary detention and documentation and will be turned over to the court of origin.###