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2 suspected hired killers nabbed in Manila

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 10:03 PM February 26, 2019
2 suspected hired killers nabbed in Manila

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MANILA, Philippines — Two suspected hired killers were arrested in separate police operations in Manila on Monday for illegal possession of firearms and explosives, the Manila Police District (MPD) said Tuesday.

Police identified the suspects as Apolonio Flores, 37; and Prince Patrick Cortez, 32.

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Flores was arrested along Lacson Avenue near corner G. Tuazon Street in Sampaloc, Manila during an anti-criminality operation  at 2:45 p.m. Meanwhile, Cortez was arrested along Earnshaw Street near corner Del Fiero Street in Tondo, Manila at 4:30 p.m.

Police Supt. Robert Casimiro Domingo, Acting Station Commander of Sampaloc Police Station, confirmed to INQUIRER.net that the two suspects were contract killers.

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2 suspected hired killers nabbed in Manila

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“Contract killer sila, gun-for-hire. ‘Yun ang lumabas sa investigation namin (That’s what our investigation showed),” he said in a phone interview.

Seized from the suspects are one pistol caliber colt’s MK IV Series ’70 with one magazine loaded with six caliber .45 live ammunition; one fragmentation grenade; three cellular phones; and one color red Mitsubishi Mirage G4 with conduction sticker no. B2 C130.

The suspects were arrested for violating Section 28 of Republic Act 10951 in relation to Article 22 of the Omnibus Election Code and Republic Act 9516 or unlawful possession of firearms and explosives.

They were brought to the Manila Police Station’s Sampaloc Police Station PS4 as their cases will be processed and filed before the Manila City Prosecutors Office. /ee

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