PNP DRUG ENFORCEMENT GROUP (PNP DEG), CAMP BGEN RAFAEL T CRAME, QUEZON CITY–On March 28, 2021 at 1:00 PM personnel of Special Operations Unit 4 led by PLTCOL JOEL S ESTARIS, OIC, SOU under direct supervision of PBGEN ROLAND O LEE with Mabitac MPS, Legazpi City Police Station and SRT-RMUS of Legazpi City, Albay conducted manhunt operation at Brgy Bagong Abre, Legaspi City, Albay which resulted to the arrest of Bernard Tejada Mendoza, 46 yrs old, married, driver and a resident of Brgy. Pag-asa, Mabitac, Laguna.

The above named wanted person was arrested by virtue of warrant of arrest issued by Hon. Marlyn M Reyes-Agama, Presiding Judge of RTCLegazpi City, Albay dated May 22, 2019 for violation of Article II, Section11and 12 of RA 9165 docketed under criminal case numberS-8970 -8971and no bail recommended.

As a background, the said person was previously arrested for the crime of Highway Robbery and RA 9165 but was released after he posted bail.He was connected to a certain William Garcia, a drug personality in Mabitac, Laguna who died in police operation at said place.

The arrested wanted person was brought to Legazpi City Police Station for proper disposition and documentation and will be turn-over to the court of origin. ###