CAMP DIEGO SILANG, La Union – A former barangay captain in Agoo, La Union and Region 1’s No. 5 most wanted person was arrested yesterday in Barangay Rafael Reuda, San Jose City, Nueva Ecija.
Senior Superintendent Angelito Dumangeng, La Union police director, identified the suspect as Leonardo Camat, former chairman of Barangay San Joaquin Sur, Agoo, La Union.
Camat was charged for at least 60 cases of estafa and violation of Batas Pambansa 22 (anti-bouncing check law) at the Agoo Regional Trial Court Branch 32 under Judge Ethelwolda Jaravata, and at the Municipal Trial Court of Agoo under Judge Rhea Gallego.
Dumangeng said Camat, after he was charged in court, went into hiding for several years until he was spotted by agents in Nueva Ecija.
Dumangeng said Camat was arrested by joint operatives of Provincial Intelligence Branch of La Union police, Agoo police station, Regional Intelligence Division, the 73rd Military Intelligence Company and San Jose City policemen.
Camat was brought at the courts in Agoo for turn over to the proper detention facility and no bail was recommended for his temporary liberty.
By Dexter A. See