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BOC vows to hunt down men who attacked 2 workers

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 06:54 PM August 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said it would exert all efforts to hunt down the gunmen who shot at and wounded two of its employees in Makati.

“The agency will extend the necessary support and assistance to its personnel. We enjoin all BOC employees to remain focused on our mission and pray for the speedy recovery of our colleagues,” Customs Commissioner Rey Guerrero said in a statement on Saturday.

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According to Makati police, BOC employees Maricon Manalo and Marietta Lasac were on their way home when four unidentified armed men blocked them and shot them.

Both employees were rushed to the hospital and are now in stable condition, police said.

READ: 2 female Customs officers hurt in Makati ambush

Gurrero said Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service would work with the Philippine National Police in the investigation.

“The BOC chief tasked the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) to closely coordinate with the PNP for updates and further investigation,” Guerrero said.

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