Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office


*NCRPO: Member of Ben Mama Criminal Group Arrested in Taguig*

NCRPO – Police Major General Felipe R Natividad pays homage to the immediate response of Taguig Police for the successful arrest of a member of Ben Mama Criminal Group involved in gun-for-hire, illegal drugs and robbery hold up operating in areas of Taguig, Pasay, Muntinlupa and Parañaque on May 5, 2022 at about 2:25 AM along Datu Al St., Purok-5, Brgy. Napindan, Taguig City.


Initial investigation disclosed, prior to the arrest, Taguig CPS, Intelligence Section received a phone call from Barangay Information Network (BIN) informant about the suspect who was identified as Esmael Wakid y Fernando aka Nashrudin Mama, 39 years old, being armed with firearm.


Immediately after, operatives were dispatched to verify the veracity of the said information and upon arrival in the area, saw the suspect holding and checking one improvised handgun loaded with one live ammunition of M16 cal. 5.56.


Thus, that prompted the operatives to effect the arrest and confiscation of the above mentioned improvised firearm.  The suspect also failed to show pertinent documents of the firearm including gun ban exemption issued by the COMELEC. He was then turned-over to custodial facility of Taguig for detention pending the filing of complaint for violation of RA 10591 or Illegal Possession of Firearm and Ammunition and Omnibus Election Code (Gun Ban).


“I would like to express my commendation and acknowledgement to the operatives of Taguig Police for the apprehension of the said suspect who was in possession of illegal firearm. I would also like to extend my gratitude to the public for continuously taking part in maintaining peace and order in the community by providing information relevant to the success of every police operation.” PMGEN Natividad said.