Sunday, August 23, 2015

Pirate dies in firefight; 4 captured

From the Sun Star-Zamboanga (Aug 23): Pirate dies in firefight; 4 captured

A SUSPECTED pirate was killed in a firefight, while four others were captured by policemen offshore Zamboanga del Sur.

Superintendent Cleve Taboso, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula spokesman, identified the suspected pirate as Junjie Galorio.

Those captured were Joveto Galorio, Bobby Jerusalem, Joel Langgam, and Fredo Oclaret.

Taboso said the firefight occurred around 3 p.m. Friday offshore Barangay Biu-Os, Vincenzo Sagun, Zamboanga del Sur.

The policemen were on seaborne patrol when they chanced upon the suspected pirates, he added.

He said appropriate charges will be filed against those captured.

Recovered from the pirates were a Garand rifle and ammunition.

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