6 nabbed over the kidnapping of cockfight gamers in Manila

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MANILA, Philippines — Six people were apprehended on Friday over their alleged involvement in the kidnapping of six missing cockfight gamers or ‘sabungeros’ in Manila Arena in Sta. Ana, Manila, Philippine National Police (PNP) announced.

“Today at around 1:45 pm, CIDG Region 4A arrested in Parañaque city six suspects in the kidnapping and serious illegal detention of six cockfighting aficionados,” PNP chief General Benjamin Accorda said in a press conference.

Acorda identified the suspects as Julie Patindongan, Dondon Mark Carlo Zabala, Virgilio Bayog, Roberto Matillano Jr., Johnry Consolacion, and Gleer Codilla.

They were nabbed in Parañaque city.

Also arrested were their companions Melchor Neri and Victorino Jocosol for obstruction of justice.


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