PNP DRUG ENFORCEMENT GROUP (PNP DEG), CAMP BGEN RAFAEL T CRAME, QUEZON CITY–On March 25, 2021 at around 03:00 PM personnel of Special Operation Unit 6, led by PLTCOL ESPERIDIO R BIADO III under the direct supervision of PBGEN RONALD O LEE, Director, PNP DEG together with tracker team of ICPS5, CIU, EOD K9 Unit ICECU and HPG 10 served warrant of arrest to Leonardo Bacus Padagas, single, legal age, jobless and resident of Prk Rosal B, Brgy. Villaverde, Iligan City currently detained  Reformatory Center BJMP located at Brgy. Tipanoy, Iligan City.

            The warrant of arrest was issued by Hon Ali Obra Raiz Bacaramon dated March 8, 2021 at Iligan City under Branch 3, RTC 1oth Judicial Region, Illigan City Lanao Norte with recommended bail  amounting to two hundred thousand pesos(Php 200,00.00)

            As the background the subject person was arrested thru buy-bust operation by PDEA 10 and was already detained at Iligan City BJMP, it was found out by this unit that said subject has a standing warrant of arrest. Subject personality is a known courier of bigtime Maranao Illegal Drug Peddlers in the area of Lanao Del Sur, lanao Del Norte and Iligan City.

Few hours after, at about  March 25, 2021 at about 05:45 pm, same elements of the same unit together with PS6 Puerto,RID10 ,RIU10, RSOU10, RDEU10 and HPG10, conducted joint Manhunt Charlie operation which resulted to the arrest of JONATHAN HIMPIT  RAGOT a.k.a DONMARS at Purok 7,Upper Puerto, Cagayan de Oro City for Violation of Sec. 5, Article II of R.A 9165;

            The warrant of arrest was issued by Hon. ARTHUR L. ABUNDIENTE Presiding Judge, 10th Judicial Region, Branch 25,Cagayan de Oro City dated September 14, 2020 docketed under CC No. R-CDO-20-03265-CR with no bail bond recommended.

              The subject personality was previously arrested for violation of R.A 9165 but was released because he availed plea bargaining, also subject personality is included in the list of SOU  6 Top MWP, Subject person is a known  drug pusher in the area of Cagayan de Or City and In the Province of Bukidnon.

Arrested person is brought to PS6 Puerto pending presentation to the issuing court. PBGEN LEE commended the operatives and encourage them to continue exerting effort to clean the streets of the country from illegal drugs.###