2 cops unscathed in ambush

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Thursday, July 10, 2014


TWO policemen escaped unscathed in an ambush in the province of Zamboanga del Sur.

POLICE Officer 3 (PO3) Julsamie Balimbingan and PO1 Usman Biren, both assigned in the municipality of Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, managed to survive.

Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer Inspector Dahlan Samuddin said the ambush was perpetrated by Naserin Dumato, who remain at large.

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Samuddin said the incident took place around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday in the village of Tapodoc, Labangan municipality.

Samuddin said the two police were driving their respective motorcycle on the way to the police headquarters when ambushed by the suspect while they were passing in front of the Tapodoc National High School.

However, Samuddin said the suspect missed his targets. Empty shells of .45 caliber pistol were recovered at the crime scene.

Samuddin said the motive of the incident was believed to be personal grudge since the suspect’s father, Sukarno, was arrested by the police around 8:30 a.m. on the same day for violation of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Appropriate case is being prepared to be filed against the suspect, Samuddin said.

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