Ilocos Norte’s No. 5 most wanted person captured

CAMP JUAN, Laoag City – Lawmen arrested the No. 5 Most Wanted Person in the province during a sting police operation in Bani, Pangasinan.

Chief Inspector Jonathan Papay, spokesperson of Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office, said that a team from the intelligence branch of the police provincial office arrested Hadji Tacbian Palafox aka “Chokoy”/”Sukoy,” 38, native of Barangay Nagrebcan, Badoc, Ilocos Norte.

Palafox is wanted for two murder charges filed against him in court.

He was nabbed by virtue of an arrest warrants issued by Judge Manuel L. Argel Jr. of Branch 65 of the Regional Trial Court of Ilocos Norte and Judge Isidoro T. Pobre of RTC Branch 18 in Batac City. No bail was recommended in both cases.

A cash reward of P110,000 will be given to the informant who provided information that led to the arrest of Palafox, according to the police. (Freddie G. Lazaro)