The former police officers were being sought as part of an investigation into the kidnapping of an e-sabong agent in Laguna.The Philippines.- ThePhilippine National Police (PNP)has reported that two former police officers who were wanted in connection with the kidnapping of an e-sabong agent in Laguna have handed themselves in. The PNP saidRigel BrosasandDaryl Paghangaansurrendered after a series of negotiations.The two men along with former patrolmanRoy Navarretewere wanted for potential connection with the kidnapping of Ricardo Lasco, on August 30, 2021. PNP spokesman ColonelJean Fajardosaid Brosas, Paghangaaan and Navarrete fired last year after being linked to the kidnapping.The Lasco case is one of the eight being handled by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Special Investigation Task Group “Sabungero”. Some 34 disappearanceshave beenbetween April 2021 and January 2022.Former President Rodrigo Dutertein May after 23 senators signed Resolution No. 996calling for a suspension. To date, the CIDG has filed at least 15 cases related to disappearances related to the industry.