Saturday, June 27, 2020

NCRPO-led composite team thwart operations of a terrorist group in Paranaque City

From the Philippine Information Agency (Jun 27, 2020): NCRPO-led composite team thwart operations of a terrorist group in Paranaque City (By Nonette N. Castillo)

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PARANAQUE CITY, June 27 (PIA) –Philippine National Police Chief, Police General Archie Gamboa commended the NCRPO under PMGEN Debold Sinas that led the coordinated raid by a composite team of government security forces on the safehouse of the suspected members of a terrorist group Daulah Islamiyah in Parañaque City at past midnight Friday.

In his report to Gamboa, Sinas said four suspects died in the police raid while a member of the raiding team was wounded.

Sinas told Gamboa the raiding team composed of operatives from the RID-RSOG, Parañaque CPS, RMFB of NCRPO together with IG-RHQ; NSU NCR (CIDG and RIU); NICA and JTF-NCR, AFP; were under orders from Judge Noemi J Balitaan of RTC Branch 258 of Parañaque City to serve a Search Warrant at Blk. 5 Lot 4 Annex 46, Better Living, Brgy. Don Bosco, Parañaque City for violation of RA 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act).

But what was supposed to be a routine search turned into an armed encounter with occupants of the house who engaged lawmen in a firefight, Sinas said.

Killed in the encounter were: Bensaudi Sali a.k.a "Boy", currently a Security Guard at Lancris Residences, Brgy Don Bosco, Parañaque City and ASG/DI-Sulu Group Member; Merhama Abdul Sawari a.k.a "Mheng", wife of Bensaudi Sali, she is identified as ASG/DI-Sulu Group Finance and Logistics Facilitator; Rasmin A Hussin a.k.a "Boscon", Security Guard at Lancris Residences, Brgy. Don Bosco; and Jamal Kalliming a.k.a "Pando", Security Guard at TyrePlus Philippines, Dr. Arcadio Santos Ave., Parañaque City

The encounter also resulted in the wounding of PCpl Ehrol Gamboa of RSOG, NCRPO. He was evacuated to the Uni-health Parañaque Hospital and Medical Center for treatment of gunshot wounds on both legs.

Crime scene investigators are thoroughly sifting through the recovered evidence at the crime scene following the latest investigative guidelines in the new normal issued by NHQ.

Gamboa has ordered a complete investigation into circumstances surrounding the presence of these known ASG-DI suspects in Metro Manila. (PNP PIO/PIA-NCR)

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