17-year-old Ica Policarpio, found in Laguna, unharmed
by UNTV News | Posted on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
MANILA, Philippines — The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) sees no indication of abduction in the case of 17-year old Ica Policarpio who recently went missing, and was found over the weekend in Laguna.
Ica is the teenager who reportedly went missing in Muntinlupa City last Thursday.
A concerned citizen reportedly found her sitting at a burger kiosk in the village of 2B San Pablo in the province of Laguna.
According to NCRPO chief Oscar Albayalde, there is a possibility that someone influenced the teenager to run away from her family.
“What we are looking at is whether someone urged the teenager to run away. But on kidnapping, as I said, there is no indication,” said Albayalde.
The NCRPO chief made the statement after, Atty. Rufino Policarpio, the father of the 17-year old admitted he confronted his daughter regarding a certain matter before she went missing.
“I feel it may have been because we had had a parent-child discussion. It could be possible,” said Atty. Policarpio.
Based on the CCTV footage from a coffee shop where Ica was last seen, the teenager had no company.
Because of this, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will continue to investigate the matter.
The Policarpio family has expressed gratitude to those who helped in the search to find their daughter. — Joan Nano| UNTV News & Rescue
PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino (center) presented the confiscated ecstasy pills, kush and hashish estimated to be worth P1-million.
An estimated P1-million worth of illegal drugs were seized by authorities from an Indian national and a Filipino who were arrested in an entrapment conducted by members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) at Alabang Hills Village, Barangay Cupang, Muntinlupa City.
The suspects were identified as Radjiv Gidwani and Jeremiah Alero Carillo.
According to PDEA Director General Aron Aquino, police confiscated from the duo an estimated P1-million worth of ecstasy tablets, liquid ecstasy and high grade marijuana namely kush and hashish.
For two months, authorities have been closely monitoring the suspects who are both known drug pushers.
It was also revealed that regular patrons of the two include actors, models, politicians and other moneyed personalities.
Police also arrested the 64-year-old father of Radjiv Gidwani for violation of Article 212 (Corruption of Public Officials) after he tried to bribe authorities with P1-million in exchange for his son’s release.
The suspects are facing charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Act of 2002. — Joan Nano| UNTV News & Rescue
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