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  • Writer's pictureLeonora Lo-oy

28-year-old man arrested selling stolen cellphone in Baguio City

Updated: Oct 7, 2022


Baguio City, Philippines – A 28-year-old man fell into the hands of the authorities in Baguio City after selling a suspected stolen cellphone on October 4, 2022, at Malcolm Square.


The suspect who was identified by the police as a certain Mohammad Mamangcong Ali, a resident of Upper P. Burgos, Baguio City, was nabbed in an entrapment operation, the Philippine National Police Cordillera reported.


The said operation was launched against the suspect after an 18-year-old victim reported to the Baguio City Police Office about a cellphone being sold online by a certain ‘SunSun Santos’. The victim claimed that the gadget is similar to his cellphone which was stolen.

The victim then transacted with the supposed seller while the police proceeded to the meeting area for the entrapment.

When the suspected stolen gadget was already sold to the victim, authorities immediately arrested the suspect. It was confirmed that the cellphone belonged to the 18-year-old victim through its International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI).

The suspect will be facing charges for violation of Presidential Decree 1612 or the Anti-Fencing Law.


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