Sr. Supt. Diosdado Bangeles led the arrest operation at the Beldent Star Hotel around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to hotel owner Elizer Pande.
Agents from the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation joined the police in the operation.
The suspect identified himself as Rey Montero, 24, of Littman Drug, a Manila-based company, but authorities believed it was only an alias. Billeted at the hotel’s room number 212, he listed his local address at Good Shepherd Pharmacy in nearby Koronadal City.
Pande said police coordinated with him over telephone before making the arrest. The police then presented a warrant upon making the arrest, and brought the suspect to General Santos City.
He said that after the arrest, a Chinese-looking woman came looking for Montero. When told of the arrest, the woman left the hotel hurriedly.