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CIDG neutralizes gun-for-hire fugitives in Rizal and Batangas

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Six former Communist rebels turned gun-for-hire were arrested by operatives of Cavite Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Rizal province while another notorious gunman was arrested in Batangas as CIDG intensifies its nationwide manhunt against fugitives wanted for heinous crimes.
 
CIDG director, Police Director Samuel D Pagdilao Jr. said that around 5:00AM yesterday, CIDG operatives in Cavite led by Police Chief Inspector Rey Magdaluyo have arrested 6 members of the notorious Bermejo gun-for-hire syndicate in their hideout in Sitio Upper Kilingan, Brgy. San Jose, a mountainous boundary between Antipolo City and Baras town in Rizal.


 
Magdaluyo identified the suspects as Christopher Bermejo, 22, Lito Bermejo, 30, Prisco Bermejo, 67, Rene Bermejo, 23, and Leoncio Bermejo. The suspects have warrants of arrest issued by the court in Catanduanes for the August 2010 murder of Araojo and Nestro Eustaquio in Karamuram, Catanduanes.
 
Magdaluyo said that the suspects were also tagged in the murder of a member of Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU). After the killing, the suspects fled to Rizal province afterward where they continued with their gun-for-hire activities.
 
Magdaluyo added that the group was eventually neutralized after a member of CIDG’s Community Investigative Service (CIS) in Cavite who has the information on the whereabouts of the suspects volunteer to help the CIDG in tracking down the group in their lair in Rizal province.
 
Meanwhile in Batangas, member of CIDG unit the province led by Police Chief Inspector Jay Agcaoili have arrested a notorious gun-for-hire suspect in a hotel in Cuenca, Batangas who is listed as the number 8 most wanted person with P90 thousand reward on his head.
 
Agcaoili said that last Thursday, a member of CIS in Batangas informed them that suspect Randy Carandang, 36, a former security guard turned gun-for-hire was sighted in Zigzag Hotel in Brgy. Ibabaw, Cueca town.
 
Carandang who has a warrant for murder issued by Batangas City Regional Trial Court is the primary suspect in the May 2011 killing of Juan Lontoc of Brgy. Sampaguita West, Batangas City.
 
He was also tagged in the series of robbery holdup in San Jose town and the recent killing of Jeffrey Sy, a Chinese businessman who was shot by Carandang last October 11, 2011 in Brgy. Gumamela, Balayan town.
 
The recent arrests of gun-for-hire suspects in Rizal and Batangas have brought the number of arrested wanted persons in CALABARZON region to a total of 29 for the month of October, making CIDG4-A the regional unit with the highest number of wanted persons accounted for this month. The CIDG has accounted for a total 109 wanted persons arrested nationwide for October 2011.
 
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PNP – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) News Release
Authority    : ATTY SAMUEL D PAGDILAO JR     Police Director    
Camp Crame, Quezon City
Tel.: 09178888874 /    Fax: (02) 705-1526 
    Date : Saturday, October 29, 2011

 CIDG neutralizes gun-for-hire fugitives in Rizal and Batangas

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