Ilocos Norte's most wanted arrested by cops


Posted at Jun 18 2011 10:03 AM | Updated as of Jun 19 2011 02:26 AM

ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines – One of the most wanted criminals in Ilocos Norte was arrested by elements of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) Friday.

Suspect Felix Bermudez was arrested in his home in Barangay Lacuben, Badoc, Ilocos Norte.

Bermudez surrendered peacefully to authorities, saying that he wants to clear his name.

Bermudez denied that he was a “hitman” or a member of a “gun for hire” group.

He is wanted for the murder of a businessman in Currimao, Ilocos Norte last January and for the frustrated murder of a resident of Solsona, Ilocos Norte.

Authorities said Bermudez ranked number 12 on the Anti-Private Armed Group Task Force most wanted list. -- Report from Randy Menor, ABS-CBN Ilocos