Escaped inmate arrested

THE REGIONAL Investigation and Detection Management Branch (RIDM) arrested an escaped inmate who has a drug case following an operation in Garcia Heights, Bajada  at around 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday.


Christian Anthony D. Sia, 35, and resident of Lanzona Subdivision in Matina was apprehended in a joint operation by the RIDM and the Intelligence Unit of the Davao City Police Office. He’s now detained at the Investigation and Detection Management Branch.

In a report, Sia was arrested in a buy-bust operation inside a hotel along C.M. Recto Street in Davao City last March 5, 2014 but he was able to escape last May 1, 2014 while undergoing treatment at  Southern Philippines Medical Center.

Records from the IDMB showed the suspect was arrested around 2 p.m. Police made the arrest after Sia handed out a sachet of suspected shabu to a police officer who acted as buyer.  Recovered from the suspect were plastic sachets of suspected shabu, a wrapped boodle money with P1,000 bill, and assorted drug paraphernalia.

The suspect is now detained in the DCPO jail facility as he faces a charge for violation of the Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.” By Rhoda Grace B. Saron 

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