Police Supt. Jonathan Cabal, Munoz police chief, identified the suspect as Darwin Anoyo, 59, listed as Laguna’s most wanted.
Anoyo was nabbed by the Munoz police at around 11 a.m. yesterday by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by San Pablo City Regional Trial Court Branch 32 Judge Zorayda Salcedo.
Cabal said Anoyo was unarmed and did not resist arrest. He was detained at the police stockade here.
The suspect was long wanted for the killing of his sister-in-law Denia Anoyo on December 28,1998 in San Pablo City.
The Laguna Provincial Police Office tagged him as the no. 1 on its most wanted list with a reward of P75,000.
Cabal said after the killing, Anoyo went into hiding in Guimba where he posed as a certain Rey Deveza to residents.
“Because he has been using an alias, he was able to elude arrest in Guimba,” Cabral said, adding an intelligence build-up made possible his arrest.
He said they are checking with other law enforcement agencies like the National Bureau of Investigation if Anoyo has other pending cases.