The police have launched a manhunt to recapture one of the two drug detainees who escaped from detention in this city.
Chief Insp. Hingming Lajaali, Police Station 8 chief, on Tuesday said object of the manhunt is Darwin Paradji, a resident of Barangay Calarian, this city.
Lajaali said they discovered around 11 a.m. Monday that Paradji escaped together with Ipal Hadjail of Barangay Recodo from the lock-up cell of Police Station 8.
He said they escaped after the guard on duty failed to lock the door of the detention cell after taking three detainees to the Hall of Justice to attend court hearing.
He said they immediately launched pursuit operation that resulted to the raecapture of Hadjail around 10 p.m. Monday in Barangay Recodo.
He said they have coordinated with other law enforcement units to assist them in locating Paradji.
Both Paradji and Hadjail are facing hard drug charges. (Ely E. Dumaboc/PNA)