Monday Sep, 23 2019 10:01:59 PM

Notorious bloc of "contract killers" busted

Local News • 11:00 AM Wed Sep 11, 2019
John M. Unson
The confiscated firearms of the six arrested guns-for-hire. (7th IB photo)

NORTH COTABATO --- A joint police-Army team arrested six “contract killers” and seized their rifles, pistols and grenades in an operation in Pikit town in this province early Tuesday.

Toto Panares, Ibrahim Guimalan, Jonathan Batunga, Ibrahim Katogan, Bohari Katogan and Kus Minga yielded peacefully when agents of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-12 and the Army’s 7th Infantry Battalion barged into their hideout in Barangay Unug-ug in Pikit to search for firearms and explosives.

The operation, assisted by the North Cotabato provincial police, was based on warrants issued by a local court.

The raid was carried out after vigilant residents of Pikit reported to the CIDG-12 and the 7th IB the criminal activities of the six suspects, implicated in more than 20 murders in North Cotabato province in recent months.

They are now detained, awaiting prosecution for their offenses.

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