Gunmen attack police patrol base in Recodo PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 November 2012 14:30

Men of the PNP’s Zamboanga City Public Safety Company cheated death when two gunmen aboard a pumpboat rained them with bullets along the shore of Recodo last Saturday morning.

A police report disclosed that the policemen were manning the Recodo Patrol Base located at the shoreline of Purok 8, around 7:45 a.m. when two men aboard a pumpboat appeared and opened fire on them.

The police troopers managed to return fire, but the gunmen sped westward.

Police said the attackers were armed with assault firearms.

Right after the incident, a team from the ZCPSC was dispatched in the area to provide reinforce their colleagues in the patrol base.

Investigators of the Ayala police station were still digging deeper in to the case.

Police suspecti the gunmen were members of a drug syndicate that was dismantled by recently in Recodo.

The ZCPSC is one of the police units that led the operation on the drug den in Recodo several months ago, that led to the arrest of several drug pushers and the confiscation of prohibited drugs and paraphernalia. – Dan Toribio Jr.