A member of balume drug group arrested by the joined operating group of regional investigation division 6 and carles municipal police station this morning august 11, 2017 at barangay asluman, isla gigantes, iloilo.

Cris perlas identified as new member of said criminal gang was arrested by virtue of warrant of arrest for the crime of two (2) counts of murder.

Base on records, Balume drug group was known as the sub-group of late drug lord melvin odicta, operates in province of Iloilo. Drug is their main criminal activity and also serve as gun-for-hire group founded by Arturo Balume alias “Master Itik” as thier gang leader.

Likewise, the group was also identified responsible for the killing of two (2) supporters of certain political candidate in estancia, Iloilo. Also the group was suspected in the series killing in the 5th district of Iloilo and other neighboring town of capiz.

Arrested person is now under the custody of carles mps for proper proceedings of the arrest.

Accordingly, PRO6 strategic direction "We perform as We Transform”, campaign against criminality is one among its priority thrust. The successful arrest of wanted person was made possible through the collaborative effort and sustained partnership of the police and the community.

PRO6 Regional Director, Police Chief Superintendent Cezar Hawthorne R Binag commends the operating group for their successful performance of operations and reiterate that pro6 will not stop in hunting and arresting lawless criminals specially those involved in illegal drug activities. RD Binag also assure that our police force will do its best in making the region a safer place to live, to travel and do business in.
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