Close  

2 female Customs officers hurt in Makati ambush

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 12:19 PM August 17, 2019
2 female Customs officers hurt in Makati ambush

INQUIRER image

MANILA, Philippines — Two female officers of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) were injured after four unidentified armed men on board a car shot them in Makati on Friday evening.

In a report by Police Maj. Gideon Ines, Makati police Criminal Investigation Division chief, the victims were identified as Maricon Manalo, 56, officer-in-charge at the Formal Entry Division at BOC’s Port of Manila; and Marietta Lasac, 60, Principal Appraiser at the Formal Entry Division at BOC’s Port of Manila.

ADVERTISEMENT

Initial investigation showed that the victims had just finished work and were on their way home on board their vehicle when four armed men on board a car suddenly blocked their path along Lapu-Lapu Avenue near the corner of Victoria Street in Barangay Magallanes.

The armed men alighted from their vehicle and smashed the glass window of the victims’ car and ordered them to get out.

Surprised by the attack, Manalo put the car on reverse and tried to get away but the armed men opened fire.

The four men escaped after Manalo sustained a gunshot wound in her left finger while Lasac had gunshot wounds in her body.

The victims sought assistance from authorities stationed at a nearby barangay outpost. They were taken to the Makati Medical Center for medical assistance.

Recovered from the crime scene were seven empty shells and four fired bullets.

Both victims are now in stable condition while investigators will coordinate with BOC’s Intelligence Division for further investigation. /jpv

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Local news, Makati City Police Station, news, Philippine news updates, shooting incident
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
business

SMC offers 5-year bonds at 5.55% p.a.

September 20, 2019 09:46 AM

newsinfo

Man kills 2-week-old son in Laguna

September 20, 2019 09:23 AM

opinion

Love and other forms of madness

September 20, 2019 08:30 AM



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.