After evading arrest in last Fridayâ€™s operation in Laz PiÃ±as, Rizal, Cebuâ€™s suspected number 1 druglord surrendered to the Bohol team of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) yesterday.
Information from the Police Regional Office (PRO)-7 had it that Alvaro Alvaro, also known as â€œBarokâ€, voluntarily gave himself up to NBI-Bohol and hours after it was initially reported, the account was confirmed by the authorities.
Reports indicated that Alvaro was taken to the NBIâ€™s Central Visayas office in Cebu City and was flown to Manila and brought to the bureauâ€™s headquarters at Taft Avenue in the nationâ€™s capital.
The Regional Intelligence Division-7 led by Police Supt. Rex Derilo and the Regional Special Operations Group-7 led by Police Supt. George Ylanan tracked Alvaro at around 10:40 p.m. on June 17 in Barangay Almanza 1 in Las PiÃ±as City.
The police team intended to serve the warrant of arrest against Alvaro for a murder case and a drug case. However, Alvaro managed to escape.
The police team killed Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz, who is reportedly the top drug lord in Central Visayas, and his bodyguard, identified as Paul Vincent Morales, who were with Alvaro in an alleged shootout that ensued.
According to reports, Diaz and his bodyguard â€œengaged in a shootout with the policeâ€ while Alvaro managed to flee.
The team from PRO-7 monitored that Alvaro and Diaz were going around to inspect eight safehouses that they had established in Las PiÃ±as.
The RID-7 and the RSOG-7 recovered an M16 rifle, a caliber .45 pistol, approximately half a kilo of shabu with estimated value of P600,000.
They also recovered identification cards of Diaz bearing different names, cellphones, pieces of jewelry, and cash amounting to P10,000.
It showed in the police surveillance reports that Morales had served as escort to Diaz in their rounds.