2 crime ring members slain in Zambo Norte shootout PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 12 December 2015 11:36

Two members of a criminal ring were killed in a shootout in Zamboanga del Norte, police said Friday.

Chief Insp. Rogelio Alabata, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer, identified the slain crime group members as Eting Taupan, 36 and Taring Malabato, 45, both facing attempted murder case.

Alabata said the shootout ensued around 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Sitio Abuno, Barangay Mucas, Salug, Zamboanga del Norte.

Alabata said the shootout ensued while the police forces from Salug and Liloy towns were serving warrant of arrest during a law enforcement operation against the suspects.

Alabata said Taupan and Malabato were members of a crime syndicate known as Muloc group.

He said the raiding team recovered from the possessions of the slain crime group members two caliber .45 pistols with ammunition.

He said the remains of the slain suspects were later turned over to their relatives for decent burial.