ORMOC CITY- Two henchmen of self-confessed drug lord, Kerwin Espinosa, were separately arrested by police authorities in this city Saturday (January 7).
Arrested were Jesus Tolin and Brian Anthony Saldivar who earlier surrendered before former Albuera police chief, Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido.
The two were arrested by virtue of warrant issued by Judge Carlos Arguelles, presiding judge of Regional Trial Court-Branch 14 based in Baybay City, for murder.
The two were accused for the killing of one Gregorio A. Velarde, Sr. sometimes last year.
Supt. Federico Sanchez, deputy director for operations of the Leyte provincial police, said that the first to be arrested was Tolin along a national highway in Barangay Macabug at about 7:10 am while he was on board single motorcycle.
The arresting team confiscated one caliber 45 with a magazine loaded with nine live bullets from the suspect tucked in his waist.
Saldivar, meantime, was arrested an hour later in his house located at Brgy. Luna, 12 kilometers from city center and no prohibited item was seized from him.
The two were named in the warrant of arrest issued by Judge Arguelles along with Espinosa, who is now detained at the National Bureau of Investigation.
The court did not recommend for bail to the suspects who are now detained at the local police station lock up.