3 suspected gun-for-hires fall

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Monday, February 3, 2014


POLICE operatives separately arrested on Monday three murder suspects believed to be gun-for-hires in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, a top police official said.

Arrested were Benzar Mendil, 36, his younger brother, Esmael, 32, and Jun Jun Cuaresma, 30, who were arrested on the strength of a warrant of arrest for murder, according to Zamboanga del Sur Police Director Sofronio Ecaldre.

Ecaldre said the elder Mendil was arrested at Purok 4 in Barangay Tiniguangan, Dimataling town while his younger brother was nabbed at Purok 1 in the village of Kagawasan of the same municipality.

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He said Cuaresma was arrested at Purok Lunak in the village of Mulom, Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur.

Further investigation will be conducted following reports that the suspects were involved in a series of shooting incidents in Zamboanga del Sur province, he added.

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