Illegal recruiter, American fugitive nabbed in police ops

Authorities arrested an alleged illegal recruiter listed as among Bicol’s most wanted persons and an American fugitive in separate operations earlier this week.

In a statement on Saturday, Brig. Gen. Ignatius Ferro, acting director of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), said Vivien Imamura was arrested in her condominium unit at the California Garden Square in Mandaluyong City on February 18.

Imamura, Bicol’s top 10 most wanted person, has two standing warrants of arrest for illegal recruitment issued by two courts in Legazpi City, Albay.

Meanwhile, the CIDG arrested American fugitive John Dalton Daclan in Barangay San Juan, Moncada, Tarlac on February 16.

Based on the official communication from the US Embassy in Manila, Daclan has three standing arrest warrants issued by the Orange County Superior Court in California, USA for unauthorized use of identification, grand theft, forgery, burglary, display of false identification, fraud, battery, and receiving stolen property in violation of the California Penal Code.

Ferro said these police operations are part of the CIDG’s Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operations (SACLEO) in compliance with the police force’s intensified campaign against illegal drugs, corruption, terrorism, illegal gambling, and other crimes. (PNA)

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