The alleged leader of a drug group who was also tagged as the third most wanted criminal in Caraga was arrested in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte, on Thursday.
Henrycito Gallardo or “Henry,” 43, the supposed leader of the gang named after him, was arrested at Purok 3, Barangay 12 in Cabadbaran City, Police Colonel Albert Magno, Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) director, said.
Gallardo was collared after the BCPO, Cabadbaran police and Provincial Intelligence Branch implemented the warrants of arrest against him, according to Magno.
According to Magno, Gallardo, a resident of Agusan Pequenio, Butuan City, is the subject of arrest warrants issued by the Butuan Regional Trial Court Branches 2 and 33 for illegal drug trade charges and robbery, respectively
“I am proud of this accomplishment and I want to emphasize that the cooperation of the community played a great role in the success of this operation. BCPO will make sure that the arrested notorious drug group leader will be dealt with accordingly,” Magno said.
Gallardo was in hiding for years before the BCPO received a tip on his whereabouts in Cabadbaran City.
The BCPO then deployed police officers to track down Gallardo, who had also been linked to the killing of an antidrug asset in 2017, Magno said.
He is now detained at the Butuan City lockup cell.
Magno vowed that the city police’s will intensify its hunt for wanted persons and anti-criminality campaign, saying they are always committed to “serve and protect”. By CLC