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Bike-riding gunmen killed in shootout with cops in Camarines Norte

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LEGAZPI CITY – Two motorcycle-riding gunmen were killed on Saturday morning in a shootout with the police in Jose Panganiban town in Camarines Norte.

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Police Major Melvin Atacador, chief of the Jose Panganiban police said the suspects were identified as Paciano Bandola III, 31, a resident of Pili town in Camarines Sur, and his relative, Reynaldo Robin Bandola Jr., 29, a resident of Quezon City.

Atacador said they sensed hesitation on the motorcycle riders as the riders were about to pass through a police checkpoint they set up in Barangay (village) Calero at around 12:15 a.m., along with the implementation of a curfew in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Instead of stopping, the riders accelerated, passing the checkpoint at high speed and started firing at police officers.

Two police officers chased the gunmen using a patrol motorcycle and engaged them in a shootout.

The suspects were killed on the spot, police said.

Police recovered a loaded caliber .45 pistol,  a 9mm submachine gun with five bullets, and 120 grams of shabu (crystal meth) worth P576,000 from the suspects.

Atacador said they were also alerted by the intelligence division about a possible illegal drugs transaction in the nearby towns.

/MUF

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