Police arrest Mayor Baldo, suspected mastermind on Batocabe-Diaz killing in Daraga, Albay


By Joey Natividad

DARAGA, Albay (BicolToday.com) — Police arrested Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo, the alleged mastermind in the killing of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel M. Batocabe, on Tuesday, January 22 inside his residence at Brgy. Tagas, this town.

Operatives of PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) found in his possession are two caliber .45 pistols, grenade launcher ammunition, M16 armalite and an undetermined number of other firearms and ammunition during the raid by the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.

The two search warrants were signed by Executive Judge Elmer Lanuzo of the Legazpi City RTC and Judge Maria Theresa G. San Juan-Loquillano of RTC Branch 42.

Search Warrant no. EML-19-79, signed by RTC Legazpi Executive Judge Elmer M. Lanuzo on January 19 is for alleged violation by Mayor Baldo of Republic Act No. 10591 or Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

Seized during the search are:

– Caliber 45 pistol with TM Colt MK IV with SN 924173.
– 1 Cal 45 Pistol with TM Govt Model Colt with SN 517381 loaded with one live ammo)
– 1 magazine assy for Uzi Machine Pistol loaded with 7 live ammos for cal 45.
– 1 Ammunition for Grenade Launcher M203
– 8 live ammos for cal 45
– 1 live ammo for M16 cal.

Recovered from the Baldo’s compound is the vehicle white Isuzu Alterra with plate no. BCW 941, “subject” item under Search Warrant no. EML-19-81.

After inventory of seized items, police operatives brought Mayor Baldo to the CIDG office for documentation process.

Criminal charges are now being readied against Baldo, the alleged mastermind in the assassination of Ako Bicol Partylist Rodel Batocabe and his police escort SPO1 Orlando Diaz.

During the carnage in Barangay Burgos covered court on December 22, 2018, several old folks were hurt by gunshot wounds. [BicolToday.com]


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