A farmer wanted for murder and illegal possession of firearms was arrested by the authorities in Brgy. Labog, Sofronio Española on Monday evening.

The suspect was identified as Rene Benedicto Canja, alias “Ontoy”, a 51-year old married local farmer.

The arrest was based on a warrant dated August 26, 1991 issued by Judge Filomeno Vergara of Branch 52 of the Palawan Regional Trial Court.

Canja’s arrest was made by the joint personnel of the Sofronio Española Municipal Police Station (MPS), Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB), Palawan Provincial Police Office (PPO) South and Palawan Provincial Mobile Force Company (PPMFC).

The suspect is now detained in the municipal police station.

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