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Suspected organized crime group leader killed in police encounter in Tondo

/ 04:19 PM April 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – A suspected leader of a local organized crime group was killed in an encounter with police operatives on Tuesday morning.

In a police report, the police identified the suspect as Rommel Vicente Tiatco, leader of Tiatco Organized Crime Group. He had a standing warrant of arrest for the murder of former Manila Police District (MPD) Police Staff Sargeant Dranreb Cipriano.

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A joint operation was conducted by members of Special Mayor’s Reaction Team (SMaRT), Detective Special Operations Unit (DSOU), MPD Homicide, and Police Station 1 to serve the arrest warrant against Tiatco in Tondo, Manila.

The operation resulted in an armed encounter between Tiatco and police operatives.

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Tiatco was rushed to Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center Hospital and was declared dead on arrival at 9:35 a.m. by Dr. John Cruz, attending physician.

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