outbrain
Close  

2 retired cops killed in Leyte ambush

/ 02:00 PM September 13, 2020

INQUIRER image

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

gsg
Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
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: ambush, COPS, Leyte, Palo, reired police, shot dead
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 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.