PHILIPPINES – Police Capture Two Suspected Cattle Rustlers – May 31, 2011

PHILIPPINES – As a result of the strict implementation of the anti-cattle rustling law in Isabela province, the police officers have conducted operations which yielded the arrest of two suspected cattle rustlers in Jones, Isabela.

In coordination with the barangay officials, police officers of regional command 2 have conducted operations at Barangay Namnama and arrested two young suspects identified as Marcial Lorenzo, 23 years old, single, jobless and a 17-year old boy, single, jobless and both residents of Barangay Villa Bello of said municipality.

Police Superintendent Francsico J. Villaroman, regional director, reported that the two suspects were charged with violation of Presidential Decree 533 otherwise known as “The Anti-Cattle Rustling Law.”

He narrated that the police station of Jones has received a report thru a telephone call from Brgy. Captain Erlinda Pacatcatin that a theft of large cattle was committed in their barangay wherein an unbranded female carabao owned by Edwin Ilayat, a resident of same place was stolen.

Upon receipt of the report, joint elements of Jones municipal police station and barangay officials responded and were able to apprehend the suspects and brought to Jones municipal police station for investigation and further disposition of the case.

“The apprehension of the suspects is part of the PNP’s continuing campaign in the strict implementation of law against cattle rustling,” Mr Villaroman stated.

The owner, Edwin Ilayat, expressed his gratitude to the police officers and appealed to continue on chasing the cattle rustlers in their province.

Mr Villaroman assured the residents to continue on their mission to resolve problems on cattle rustling as well as other crime related violence as long as the people will participate and coordinate with them.

Information TheCattleSite News Desk

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