Member of Alferez Organized Crime Group Nabbed
Combined forces of Misamis Occidental Police Provincial Office and Joint Task Force Panguil scores anew when they arrested Rommel Alferez after he was sighted inside the cockfighting arena in Barangay 6, Tangub City this February 25, 2012. Rommel has a pending arrest warrant for the crime of Carnapping issued by Hon. Alan Flores, RTC Judge of 12th Judicial Regional Region, Branch 7, Tubod, Lanao del Norte.
Tangub City Police Chief, PSUPT ELIAS HAMPAC, said that Police Anti-Carnapping Emergency Response (PACER) team based in Iligan City is looking into the suspect’s possible involvement of other crimes committed in Metro Manila. Rommel was frisked after the lawful arrest, resulting in the confiscation of an illegally possessed 0.45 caliber pistol and ammunitions.
PSUPT HAMPAC added that Rommel is the uncle of Jojo Alferez, whom he and his police personnel encountered last December 7, 2011 in a shootout that resulted in the wounding and arrest of Nelson Balos. PSUPT HAMPAC was likewise hit in his right shoulder.
A separate arrest was made on Charles Kaamino last February 2, 2012 after Tangub City cops responded the call for police assistance when the suspect indiscriminately fired his caliber 0.45 pistol at Barnagay 5, Tangub City. A case for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition is now filed in court against said suspect.
Rommel, Jojo and Charles are members of the dreaded Alferez Organized Crime Group believed to be operating in Cagayan de Oro, Pagadian, Dipolog, and other neighboring cities. Their members are also linked to many criminal activities in Cebu and Metro Manila.
During his command visit to Misamis Occidental Police Provincial Office last February 27, 2012, PCSUPT JUFEL C ADRIATICO lauded the successful team effort displayed by the joint operating units. He stressed that a successful team speaks with one voice, beats with one heart, and walks in the same direction.