PNP DRUG ENFORCEMENT GROUP (PNP DEG), CAMP BGEN RAFAEL T CRAME, QUEZON CITY–On May 31, 2021 at 9:45 AM operatives of Special Operations Unit 6, led by PBGEN REMUS B MEDINA Director, PNP DEG together with Bago City Police Station conducted joint manhunt operation at Purok Sampaguita, Brgy. Poblcion, Bago City, Negros Accidental that resulted to the arrest of Joselito Perida Cordero, 58 years old, married and a resident of Purok Sampaguita, Brgy. Poblacion, Bago City, Negros Occidental.

            The warrant of arrest was issued by Hon Francis V Guanzon Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 62, Bago City, Negros Occidental issued on July 9, 2020 docketed under Criminal Case. Nr RTC-4714 for violation of Sec. 5 Art II of Republic Act 9165 with no bail recommended.

            As a background, the arrested person is a member of Mario Segovia Group, a former Drug Lord in the mid-1990s. He is selling drugs in the area of Bago City and in the nearby cities and municipalities. Subject was arrested in a buy-bust operation last 2019 by the SDEU Bago police however he was able to elude. By then, SDEU Bago City filed a regular case against the subject resulted to the issuance of Warrant of Arrest.

            Arrested person is now under the Custody of Bago City Police Station for Proper Disposition. ###