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Notorious gunman with 7 arrest warrants falls

  • Written by Arlene Rivera
  • Published in Metro
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A most wanted criminal with seven warrants of arrest and reportedly a gunman of a drug group was
nabbed by elements of Marikina police while allegedly about to sell illegal drugs the other day, the
Eastern Police District (EPD) said yesterday.

Reports reaching EPD director Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula identified the suspect as Salik
Maomin, alias Salik Saadra, DVD vendor, native of Lanao del Sur and presently residing at Singkamas
St., Bgy Tumana, Marikina City.
    
According to Chief Insp. Glen Aculana, Marikina Police Intelligence chief, Maomin was arrested
on the strength of a warrant for murder issued by Judge Felix Reyes of the  Marikina Regional Trial
Court, Branch 212.  Aculana said his men nabbed the suspect while about to have
another drug deal on Singkamas St. at around 5:45 p.m.
    
The suspect, listed as no. 11 most wanted in the city for his alleged involvement on illegal
drugs, has seven pending warrants of arrest -- five for murder, one for frustrated murder and another
for attempted murder.
    
Reports said that Maomin was behind the death of Renato Guno, 45, and Jaime Peñas, 43, who
were shot dead inside their residence in Bgy. Fortune on Dec. 14, 2016,
    
“Lahat ng piñatay n’ya ay drug-related ang motibo dahil hindi raw nakakapag-remit ng bayad sa
droga. Siya ang gunman ng drug group at drug pusher din siya sa Marikina City,” Aculana told the
Journal Group.
    
Before his arrest, police received information that the suspect frequently returns home after
President Duterte pulled out the PNP for the second time the operation against illegal drugs.
    
“Naging kampante siya dahil wala nang operation ang PNP against drugs kaya after magtago,
bumalik siya para magsagawa uli ng drug transaction sa kanyang lugar, kaso may information kaming
nakuha na nandu’n s’ya. Dala ang warrant ay kaagad naming inihain ito sa kanya at hinuli; hindi naman
siya pumalag ng arestuhin,” the official said.
    
The suspect was detained at the Marikina Police detention cell.