Police arrest 3 suspected gun-for-hires in Zambo Sur PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 13:04

PAGADIAN CITY -– Police arrested yesterday three murder suspects and believed to be gun-for-hires in separate operations in Zamboanga del Sur.

Police  Provincial Director Senior Supt. Sofronio Ecaldre identified the suspects as Benzar Mendil, 36, his younger brother, Esmael, 32, and Jun-Jun Cuaresma, 30.

Ecaldre said the three were arrested on the strength of warrant of arrests issued by the Court for murder.

Ecaldre said the elder Mendil was arrested at Purok 4, Barangay Tiniguangan while his younger brother at Purok 1 Barangay Kagawasan, Dimataling municipality.

He said that Cuaresma was arrested at Purok Lunak, Barangay Mulom, Lapuyan town.

He added the suspects were involved in a series of shooting incidents in this city and in other parts of the province.

They were temporarily detained at the lock-up cell of the local police for their eventual turn over to proper authorities, Ecaldre said. — HDC