A P1-million reward has been put up for anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of persons behind the Nov. 17 murder of deputy commissioner Arturo Lachica Bureau of Customs (BOC), according to the Department of Finance (DOF).
The DOF said an individual from the private sector is offering this cash reward of P1 million for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators of deputy commissioner’s murder.
The DOF did not identify the source of the cash reward and said the identity of the would-be informant would remain strictly confidential.
Those who have any information relevant to Lachica’s case can contact either head executive assistant Marc Gregory Crisostomo or technical assistant Alddon Christner Ang.
Crisostomo and Ang can be contacted at 5239215 and 5239219.
According to the Manila Police District spot report that Faeldon had furnished the DOF, Lachica was on his way home to Caloocan City on Thursday night onboard his Toyota Altis with two BOC contractual employees—his driver Romulo Dumaua and bodyguard Ramon Hernandez—when the suspect wearing a face mask suddenly appeared from behind along España Avenue near the corner of Kundiman St. in Sampaloc, Manila and shot Lachica several times with a handgun.
Lachica was rushed to the nearby United Doctors Medical Center, where he was subsequently declared dead-on-arrival.
Lachica was a certified public accountant who was appointed deputy commissioner for the BOC Internal Administration Group (IAG) on 2014.
He was designated as deputy commissioner for the Revenue Collection and Monitoring Group in July 2015 and, since his posting there, had been active in filing cases against alleged smugglers and those involved in illegal and misdeclared imports.
Faeldon appointed Lachica back as IAG deputy commissioner last July.