‘Drug detainee’ bolts from NegOr jail

(Photo courtesy of Bacong Municipal Police Station)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – A manhunt operation is ongoing to capture a detainee who escaped from the custodial facility of Bacong Municipal Police Station in Negros Oriental last Wednesday.

Brigadier General Rhoderick Augustus Alba, director of Police Regional Office (PRO)-7, is appealing to the public, especially Negrenses to directly coordinate with authorities if ever they have any knowledge on the whereabouts of John Mike Olitres alias “Tata Vendetta.”

Olitres was arrested in a buy-bust operation in the town on Oct. 8.

Police Major Fortunato Villafuerte, Bacong town police chief, in a video posted on the Facebook page of the police station, said Olitres escaped from the facility around 3:30 a.m. However, no details were provided as to how he was able to escape.

Villafuerte is urging Olitres to surrender to the authorities for his safety.

The police chief also visited Olitres’s family to ask for their help to encourage him to surrender, as authorities are willing to help him.

Meanwhile, Alba said the incident will be a subject of investigation so the accountable person/s will be made to answer and no similar incident will happen again.