2 retired cops killed in Leyte ambush

/ 02:00 PM September 13, 2020


TACLOBAN CITY – Two former police officers and their two companions were killed in am ambush in Palo, Leyte on Saturday afternoon.

Reports reaching the regional headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP) based in Palo said the two former police officers were on board a sports utility vehicle (SUV) when they were ambushed.


The victims were identified as retired police officers Dennis Monteza, 49 and Constantino Torre, 59; and  their companions, Ian Pat Cabrido, 43 and Maritess Pami, 46.

The local police said the victims were in Barangay Libertad when their vehicle was blocked.  Three assailants promptly fired at the victims, who were declared dead on arrival at Leyte Provincial Hospital.

Major Jomen Collado, Palo police chief, said futher investigation is ongoing.
Collado said one of the fatalities, Cabrido, was allegedly involved in the illegal drugs trade.

“While our investigation is ongoing, we consider this as drug-related since Cabrido was a high-value target. He surrendered during the Oplan Tokhang,” Collado said.

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