Law enforcement operation leaves village chair, 2 others killed

Pagadian City – A law enforcement operation conducted by the police have left a village chair, and two others killed Monday morning, April 15 in Barangay Baluno, Dimataling town, Zamboanga del Sur.

Police Col. Redentor Retusto, Zamboanga del Sur Police provincial director, said the law enforcement team was serving search warrants against Rene Glang Manghara II; Elmer Hapat Tambus; Romil Glang Mangharal; Napoleon Paderanga Casocot, village chair of Barangay Baluno; and Renolf Nabacanacruz, all of Barangay Baluno.

Police said both Tambus and Casocot were killed after they engaged the law enforcement team in a gun fight during the serving of the search warrants.

Another unidentified person was also killed while one caliber .45 pistol was recovered from the scene.

No person was arrested during the operation. (Ely Dumaboc)

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