1 killed, 1 arrested in Isabela ops Print
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 14:39

By Dan Toribio

One person was killed while a gun-for-hire  personality was arrested during law enforcement operations against Isabela City’s Third Most Wanted Drug Personality  at Barangay Menzi, Isabela City last Sunday.

Chief insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 Information Officer, identified the suspect as Uring Akil, a high value target  for illegal drugs and a gun-for-hire personality in Isabela City.

Galvez said that while serving a warrant of arrest to Akil, the latter’s comrade identified as Alphahad S. Hj. Hadi fired at police, prompting the operatives to fire back.

A brief exchange of gunfire ensued which resulted to Hadi’s death.  Akil however managed to elude the authorities.

During the conduct of pursuit operations, police were able to arrest another comrade of Akil identified as Ismael Mukahlul Daggong, a newly identified drug personality.

Police recovered five (5) sachets of suspected shabu, drug paraphernalia and firearms.

Police are continuing pursuit operations for Akil, who managed to escape the authorities.  (Dan Toribio)