“Robber’s” partner nabbed in Mandaue
Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) - September 18, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  The 42-year-old common-law partner of an inmate who was killed after he stepped out of the Mandaue City Jail was arrested inside a funeral parlor along A. S. Fortuna Street, Barangay Banilad, Mandaue City Wednesday afternoon.

Cebu City Intelligence Unit Chief Randy Caballes said they arrested Ailyn Gilbero, 42, who reportedly was the live-in partner of the slain alleged J-Centre Mall robber, Julivyn Terante.

Terante was gunned down last Monday after getting released from the city jail.

Gilbero, who was originally from Barangay Bong-Bong Ozamis City, is a first degree cousin of Glen Tairos, the alleged leader of the daring robbery heist in J-Centre Mall last October 2019.

She has a standing warrant of arrest for violation of Sec. 11 of R. A. 9165 that Judge Edmundo Pintac, Presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court, Branch 15, Ozamis City, had issued on June 5, 2017.

Authorities said she went to Cebu last November 2019 when her live-in partner was arrested.

CALL FOR VIGILAnce

Meanwhile, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-7 is calling the public to be vigilant after receiving reports of alleged robbers claiming to be PDEA agents.

PDEA-7 Regional Director Levi Ortiz has warned the public against the new modus operandi of robbery gangs who are using the name of the agency and claiming to be PDEA agents.

“Naay mga gisumbong nato nga gipangilad sila, basin mga nagduwa pud sila.  Gipangtulisan ba sila unya nagpaila nga PDEA.  Akong kuyawan ma-mick-up unya madaot atong ngalan. Be careful and be aware...isumbong gyud,” he said.

In an advisory the agency released, Ortiz advised those who would probably fall prey to this modus to ask for a PDEA ID and badge, a media representative and a public official during the alleged operation.

Ortiz added that a PDEA-7 agent would not be wearing a uniform during their operations.

“Actually naa say nisumbong namo ganinang kadlawon nakuha ang plate number and nakuha pud ang name sa owner.  Akong ipa-contact ang reklamo ganinang kadlawon, gi-pick-up kuno sya and kuha ang gamit, wala pa namo naklaro ug pangutana and gi-advisan sa on-duty kay gipa-blotter lang,” he added.

If such incident may occur, the public can report to the nearest police station or call PDEA-7 at 0922 689 3786. — GAN (FREEMAN)

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