KORONADAL CITY – Police on Thursday arrested a suspected motorcycle thief considered as Region 12’s 5th most wanted person.
The police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), and Highway Patrol Group (HPG) of South Cotabato nabbed Rodney Maquiling in Barangay Pagalongan, Polomolok, South Cotabato.
CIDG officers spotted Maquiling after 3 days of surveillance, prompted by a tip regarding his possible location.
Maquiling said that while he was aware of an arrest warrant on him, he denied the allegations against him. He also claimed that he paid for a motorcycle he is accused of stealing.
Police Senior Inspector Timothy Arciso, provincial chief of the CIDG, said Maquiling is part of a group that steals motorcycles in exchange for illegal drugs.