2 die as cops raid house of Maguindanao vice mayor
KIDAPAWAN CITY — Two people were killed when police raided the house of a Maguindanao vice mayor tagged in President Duterte’s list of narco-politicians.
Lawyer Marvin Mokamad, legal counsel of Vice Mayor Ottoh Montawal of Datu Montawal town of Maguindanao, said in a radio interview that a shootout ensued between the armed security escorts of the vice mayor and the police when the latter arrived past 3 a.m. Thursday reportedly to serve search warrants.
Two of Montawal’s security personnel were reportedly killed and another was injured and was rushed to the hospital.
Montawal who was listed as among the narco-politicians in Maguindanao repeatedly denied involvement in illegal drugs.
Search operation is still going on as of posting./lzb
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