2 kidnap suspects killed, 6 arrested in police raid PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:58

Two suspected members of a kidnap-for-ransom group were shot dead, while six others were arrested during a police raid at Salam Drive in Sta. Maria at dawn yesterday.

Killed were Jawhari Jamani y Siddik, 26, married, of Lakiki, Sibuco, Zamboanga del Norte and Aripin Abani of Labuan, this city.

A Special Action Force trooper identified as PO2 Carlos Boaraig was wounded in the left leg as a result of a shootout that ensued during the raid.

Arrested were Mamarin Pillay y Abdil, 51, barangay chairman of Lakiki, Sibuco, Zamboanga del Norte, PO1 Bensaudi Apion y Ismael, 35, of Sta. Barbara and assigned with the Colonia Police Station, Basilan, his brother Alahraf Apion y Ismael, 27, Jackaria Hamani y Alibangsa, 22, of Lakiki, Sibuco, Zamboanga del Norte, Allan Abdulla y Cumawag, 29, married of Ayala, this city and Nasser Alama Siddik, 24, of Josepan, Sibuco, Zamboanga del Norte.

During a weekly press briefing with Mayor Beng Climaco Salazar, acting City Police Director Sr. Supt. Angelito Casimiro disclosed that combined police units swooped down on a rented apartment at Salam Drive in Sta. Maria purposely to execute a search warrant issued by Judge Gregorio Dela Pena III of the Regional Trial Court for certain Omar and Edimar Isnani for violation of Republic Act 10591 dated April 7, 2014.

However when lawmen arrived at the said place, they were shot by the suspects who were inside the apartment hitting Boraig in the left leg.

Policemen returned fire killing two of the suspects.

After the exchange of fire, lawmen recovered four .45 caliber pistols and three fragmentation grenades at the apartment.

Casimiro said the suspects belonged to a kidnap-for-ransom group tagged as behind the series of kidnappings in the city and other provinces.

Casimiro said the group was planning to execute another kidnapping in the city and the police immediately learned of this plot.

The arrested suspects were detained pending the filing of charges against them in court. – Dan Toribio Jr.