With the intensified implementation of enhanced managing police operations focused on law enforcement operations against identified criminals, joint operatives of Maguindanao Police Provincial Office, Sultan Kudarat Police Provincial Office, 1402nd RMFC, and RIU15, through service of a warrant of arrest for the crime of Murder, arrested the Top 1 Most Wanted Person in Ampatuan MPS on March 15, 2022 in Sitio Panang, Brgy. Salbu, Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao.
PCOL JIBIN M BONGCAYAO, Provincial Director, Maguindanao PPO identified the arrested suspect as Suharto Ampatuan Mama, Top 1 Most Wanted Person in Ampatuan MPS, who is also the Top 83 Most Wanted Person in Isulan MPS, with warrant of arrest for the crime of Murder issued by the Acting Presiding Judge of the 12th Judicial Region, Branch 19, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat.
Reports from Maguindanao PPO disclosed that during the service of the warrant of arrest, the suspect fired upon the operating troops, forcing them to retaliate. The suspect sustained a gunshot wound in his left lower leg and was rushed to the Integrated Provincial Health Office – Maguindanao Provincial Hospital for immediate medical treatment.
Confiscated from the suspect’s possession with the presence of Barangay Kagawad were one (1) unit Caliber UZI 9mm and one (1) heat sealed plastic transparent sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be “Shabu”.
The arrested wanted person was apprised of his constitutional rights in a dialect known to him and will be presented to the court of origin as soon as he is released by the attending physician.
Additional charges are also being prepared for filing against the suspect.
PBGen Arthur R Cabalona, Regional Director, PRO BAR, applauds the joint operating units involved in the said operation for their unwavering efforts and commitment to put criminals behind bars through intensified manhunt operations in the Bangsamoro region.