MANILA—The Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) arrested the top leader of a kidnap-for-ransom (KFR) group in Mandaue City, Cebu who was identified as Mansor Manupac Mantawil.
PNP-AKG director Senior Supt. Glenn Dumlao on Tuesday said that Mantawil was arrested by the AKG Visayas Field Unit, together with the Naval Intelligence Security Group, who is a resident of Sitio Mahayhay Soong, Bgy Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.
Mantawil was arrested last Saturday (March 11) at 7 p.m. in Oanu Avenue, Barangay Centro, Mandaue City on the strength of a warrant of arrest issued by the Pagadian City Regional Trial Court (RTC) for the cases of kidnapping and serious illegal detention, carnapping and robbery.
Mantawil, who is considered as the country’s “most wanted kidnapper”, is being tagged as the leader of the Mantawil KFR group which is operating in Pagadian City, Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte and targeting wealthy businessmen.