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Wanted person facing murder charge nabbed


An alleged gun-for-hire man with a standing warrant of arrest for murder was arrested by the joint personnel of the Zamboanga City Public Safety Company (ZCPSC) and the Intelligence Branch of the City Police Office at Faustino Drive, Barangay Mampang, Zamboanga City on Tuesday.

ZCPSC commander Supt. Alvin Saguban said that they served the warrant of arrest to Elvin Sebastian y Pascual alias Gilbert Sebastian y Pascual and Buddah, 41, single and a resident of same place.

Saguban said that Sebastian was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest for murder docketed under criminal case number 25026 issued by then Presiding Judge Jesus Carbon Jr., RTC -9, Branch 16 dated July 27, 2010.

Saguban added that the arrested wanted man ranks Top 3 at the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO), Most Wanted Personalities, and the suspect was also involved in the series of shooting incidents here in the city.

Seized from Sebastian were a homemade Caliber .38 Revolver Dan & Wesson with serial number 129055, 8 rounds of ammunitions, a fragmentation hand grenade, a large plastic sachets of dried marijuana, a leather bag, a dessert-camouflage side bag, a Nokia cellular phone, handkerchief, surgical scissor and 2 amulets.

During the operation, Saguban said, a certain Eduardo Enriquez y Bejerano alias Agi Enriquez, 45, married, of the same place was seen acting suspiciously in the area that prompted the police operatives to question him.

Saguban added that they recovered 12 small sachets of alleged shabu from Enriquez during the body search.

Both suspects were conducted to ZCPO headquarters for the tactical interrogation and investigation.

Probers said that Sebastian will be turned over to the proper court for disposition of the case while Enriquez will be charged for violation of R.A. 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, in court. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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