MIDSALIP, Zamboanga Del Sur (DWDD) – Authorities neutralized four (4) members of a criminal gang yesterday, July 5, 2018, after an intense shootout during an enforcement operation in Purok 4, Baranggay Cumarom, Midsalip, Zamboanga Del Sur.
According to PNP Region 9 spokesperson Police Chief Inspector Helen Galvez, police operatives were to serve a warrant of arrest against suspects Ramon Bantayan and Rondi Bantayan, both most wanted person in Zamboanga Del Sur.
Members of the Regional Intelligence Division 9 and Midsalip Municipal Police Station launched the operations at the suspect’s hideout. A firefight ensued after the suspect’s open-fired at the police personnel after sensing their presence.
Immediately killed were Ramon Bantayan and Rondi Bantayan while authorities are still verifying the identity of the two other suspects.
The group is said to be responsible I the series of shooting in Zamboanga Del Sur.
Recovered from the suspect’s possession were some improvised shotguns (paltik), a caliber .45 pistol, various ammunition and some bladed weapons. AES / ALS