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By: Jerry S. Tan

In a coordinated effort by the members of the PNP Aviation Security Group (AVSEGROUP) and Crime Investigation and Detection Group- Anti-Transnational Crime Unit (CIDG-ATCU), a rape suspect was successfully apprehended at NAIA Terminal 3, Pasay City.

The suspect, a 32-year-old male resident of Pasay City, was a departing passenger on a flight bound for Osaka.

According to authorities, the Bureau of Immigration confirmed the suspect’s identity and established that he has an outstanding warrant of arrest for violation of Rape under Republic Act No. 8353, with Criminal Case No. 5891-B-2024 and non-bailable.

Said warrant was issued by Hon. Vernard V. Quijano, the Presiding Judge of RTC, Judicial Region, Branch 123 of Biñan City, Laguna, dated January 23, 2024.

During the arrest, the suspect was informed of the nature of the offense charged and was apprised of his constitutional rights. An Alternative Recording Device (ARD) was utilized in accordance with the law.

The suspect is currently in the custody of CIDG-ATCU at Camp Crame, awaiting legal proceedings.

PBGen Christopher Abrahano, the Director of PNP AVSEGROUP, commended the swift response by the airport authorities.

“The PNP AVSEGROUP remains at the forefront of ensuring the integrity of aviation security across all airports in the country. We are dedicated to ensuring that lawbreakers cannot evade justice,” he said.

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