Controversial former driver and alleged lover of Sen. Leila de Lima, Ronnie Dayan has been arrested by the joint police operatives this dawn after tip off, Senior Supt. Ronald Lee, acting police director of Pangasinan has confirmed.
This was after the reward for information leading to the arrest of Ronnie Dayan was increased after a businessman pledged to double the original amount of P100,000.
The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) earlier committed P100,000 after the House of Representatives' committee on justice cited the driver for contempt and issued an arrest warrant against him for snubbing a congressional inquiry on the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa.
The businessman, who requested anonymity is from Pangasinan, said he merely wanted to help locate Dayan to know the truth about his participation in the drug trade in the NBP.
"It's good if there would be more who would add to the reward so that our hunt for him would be faster," Lee said.
The police was unrelenting with their manhunt for Dayan, after raids conducted on several of the houses in Barangay Galarin in Urbiztondo last Tuesday came up empty for illegal guns.
The search was conducted after presiding Judge Hermogenes Fernandez of the Regional Trial Court Branch 56 in San Carlos City, Pangasinan issued a warrant.
Joint police operatives from the provincial office, Urbiztondo police, Provincial Public Safety Command and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group together made the arrest at his hideout in Urbiztondo.
He is currently been held in police custody.