A man who is wanted for qualified theft was arrested by police authorities at Sitio Kayasyasan, Barangay Rio Tuba, Bataraza on Thursday.

Senior Insp. Ric Ramos, spokesperson of the Palawan Provincial Police Office (PPPO) identified the wanted person as Basil Mantilas, 26, and a resident of Sitio Kinurong, Barangay Rio Tuba.

A police report obtained by Palawan News on the same day said he was arrested by joint police personnel of the Bataraza and Brooke’s Point municipal police stations (MPS) by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Ramon Chito R. Mendoza of Branch 165 of the Regional Trial Court dated November 28, 018.

The suspect was arrested for the crime of qualified theft under criminal case number 15-00096-BAT with a recommended bail of P90,000.00.

Mantilas is currently under the custody of the Bataraza MPS and will be presented to the court of jurisdiction for proper disposition.

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