5 slain in gunfights during arrests in South Cotabato | Inquirer News
Close  

5 slain in gunfights during arrests in South Cotabato

/ 10:00 PM January 22, 2021

KORONADAL CITY—Five fugitives were slain in separate clashes in South Cotabato on Thursday (Jan. 21) with police officers out to capture them.

The first police operation was in upland T’boli town where law enforcers sought out four suspects around 6 a.m. at the village of Basag for murder and frustrated murder charges.

ADVERTISEMENT

The fugitives allegedly fired at the team of policemen and soldiers from the Army’s Special Forces Battalion who were approaching their house, according to Maj. Irish Hezron Parangan, Tboli police chief.

Parangan identified the slain fugitives as Saadin, Narjaid, Baharan and Morn, all surnamed Macabangin. He said they could be siblings.

FEATURED STORIES

Found beside the fugitives’ bodies were two .45 caliber pistols, a homemade Carbine rifle, bullets and dried marijuana leaves, said Parangan.

He added that police are looking into reports the four are members of a local branch of the terror group Islamic State that operates in the provinces of South Cotabato and Sarangani.

In Polomolok town, a certain Kamarudin Sante, 42, allegedly clashed with policemen who were about to arrest him in his house at the village of Koronadal Proper for an illegal drug charge.

Capt. Randy Apostol, Polomolok deputy police chief, said 10 sachets of suspect crystal meth and a caliber .38 pistol were seized from Sante’s possession.

According to Apostol, Sante is on the list of the town’s 10 most wanted drug suspects.

TSB
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

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: clashes, fugitives, gunfight, Islamic State, Military, Police, South Cotabato
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2021 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.