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Cops kill 2 suspected hitmen in Ilocos Sur

/ 03:04 PM January 09, 2019

BAGUIO CITY — Two suspected members of a gun-for-hire group were killed in a clash with policemen on Tuesday night (Jan. 8) in Cabugao town, Ilocos Sur.

Tipped off by the Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) that contract killers from the Benzon-Alviento group have been spotted there, the police sent out a patrol car which drew the attention of two men at a gasoline station in Rizal village, said Senior Insp. Pol Areola, Cabugao police chief.

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The two men drove off in a motorcycle towards Pug-os village. When the police tailed them, the two men allegedly opened fire and were killed in the ensuing gunfight at 9:45 p.m., Areola said.

An inmate identification card from the Bureau of Corrections under the name “Rodrigo Urmin Jr.” was found at the crime scene.

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The police recovered a black sling bag containing a handgun, a homemade revolver, ammunition, and a teargas canister.

A sketch of an individual, believed to be the murder target, was also found in the bag, police said./lzb

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