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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Gun-for-hire member, suspect for murder collared by Surigao Norte police

BUTUAN CITY -- A member of gun-for-hire operating in the province of Surigao del Norte and one of the suspects in a fatal shooting incident in Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte that killed two persons on July 15, 2008, was arrested during a law enforcement operation at Purok 3, Brgy. Ipil, Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte on Wednesday, May 11.

Police Brigadier General Romeo M. Caramat, Jr., Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 director, identified the arrested person as Antonio E. Andrade, 60 years old, a resident of P-3, Brgy. Tapian, Mainit, Surigao del Norte.

The operation stemmed from the  warrant of arrest issued by RTC Branch 30, Surigao City, dated January 17, 2011, for murder under Criminal Case No. 8967, with no bail bond recommended.

Andrade is Gigaquit police's most wanted person.  

“Continuous intelligence monitoring and public cooperation significantly contributed to the successful arrest of the suspect. This success proves that the public plays a vital role in combating crime and achieving peace and order in the community,” said PBGen. Caramat, Jr. (PMaj. Dorothy M. Tumulak, Police Regional Office-13/PIA-Surigao del Norte)