Combined elements of ZSBYPPO Provincial Intelligence Branch, PPSC, RIU9, and 44th IB Philippine Army, and 6th Special Forces Company conducted a law enforcement operation to serve a warrant of arrest in Barangay Silal, Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay at 8:00 AM of August 21, 2016.
This resulted in the arrest of Marjuk Dacula, a member of the Mamay Aburi and Reming Sabtal Kidnap For Ransom Groups operating in this province. The subject person was arrested by virtue of warrant for Kidnapping For Ransom docketed under CC No. I-5832 issued by Presiding Judge Anthony D. Isaw, RTC Branch 24, Ipil.
Marjuk Dacula is involved in the kidnapping of Richard W. Rodwel, an Australian national abducted in December 5, 2011 in Barangay Pangi, Ipil, and Alexa Dela Cruz on January 11, 2014 in Barangay Kima, Payao. The subject is also listed as no. 1 in the watch list of illegal drug personalities under Zamboanga Sibugay Police Provincial Office. Accordingly, the subject is primarily involved in the sale and transport of illegal drugs in the municipalities of Payao, Siay, Imelda, Kabasalan, Naga, and Ipil, Dacula is currently under police custody.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9