Bancasi, Butuan City – Agusan del Norte’s most wanted Top NPA personality who is facing multiple criminal charges was caught in his hide out at Purok Spring, Brgy. Tagcatong, Carmen, Agusan del Norte on December 30, 2018, around 04:30 dawn in the morning.

The conduct of operation manhunt is a result of the coordination between the PNP namely CIDG13, ADNPIB, Carmen MPS, ADNPMFC and 23IB, 42MICO both OPCON 402nd Infantry (Stingers) Brigade, Philippine Army and the cooperation of the community who tipped his whereabouts that resulted to the apprehension of a certain Joaquin Madrianon a.k.a. ALTO/JUNJUN, an Intel Officer and CO, SPARU unit of SRC WANAS, NCMRC, listed as the Top 1 most wanted CNT in Agusan del Norte while the Top 2 overall in the most wanted list criminals in the province.

The suspect’s capture was based on the warrant of arrest with the following cases; Criminal Case No. 23543 and 23692 for multiple attempted murders under RTC 10th Judicial Branch, Branch 3, Butuan City issued on January 29, 2018 and March 23, 2018 respectively, Criminal Case No. 22623 for Attempted Murder under RTC 10th Judicial Branch, Branch 3, Butuan City on March 12, 2017 and for multiple attempted murder with case number: NPS Docket No. XIII-02-INV16F-00084 on June 03, 2016. Said suspect was subjected as responsible for Lumad Killings in Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur areas, specifically the death of Mayor Otaza, Ricardo Sulhayan “Datu Ka Doy Saliganan” of Nasipit, Datu Ernesto Mandahinog Burdios and Jane M Burdios, Junior Ligsanan, JR Castilla, and Lauro Hunasan. He was also, involved during the attack of PNP Carmen Station, ADN on March 16, 2003. Moreover, he is also one of the perpetrators of the harassment of PNP in Marcos Park and even during the harassment of Jaguimitan Patrol Base last 2016. Also, @ALTO/JUNJUN was one of the perpetrators during the ambush of Gov Ma. Angelica Rosedell M Amante-Matba during her visit in Sitio Mimbahandi, Brgy Camagong, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.

LTC FRANCISCO L MOLINA JR Commanding Officer of 23thIB, expressed his gratitude to the concerned citizens who bravely provided positive and timely information to the authorities about the activities and whereabouts of the enemies. “As the protector of the people, we always abide and adhere to the rules of the law by using a lawful and peaceful means of capturing the perpetrators in order to prevent to prevent their hostile plans in conducting atrocities in the community”.

BGEN FRANCISCO NEMESIO M GACAL AFP 402nd Brigade Commander said, this successful operation is the result of concerted intel-driven operations as part of our law enforcement support operation to apprehend violators and pay their actions to the law and diligent efforts of all police units in the province to arrest all lawless elements in the community.

The said apprehended personality was brought immediately to Carmen MPS for further investigation and proper custody.