Zamboanga del Norte - Personnel from Zamboanga del Norte PPSC, Provincial Intelligence Branch, Regional Intelligence Unit 9, 1st MC, RPSB9, Salug MPS and Liloy MPS, conducted a law enforcement operation for the service of arrests warrant against Eting Taupan, Jaripal Ahil, Basiran Mudja and Ebrahim Ahil at Sitio Abuno, Mucas, Salug.
Said WOAs are docketed under CC No. L-002184 for Murder and L-002185 for Attempted Murder. Said personalities are all members of Muloc group. The aforesaid operation resulted in a firefight wherein Eting Taupan, 36, resident of Barangay Mucas and one identified as Taring Malabato, 45, resident of Sitio Guingayan, Candelaria, Liloy, also charged for the same offense were both killed during the gun battle. The are no casualties reported on the government side. Recovered from the killed lawless elements were two caliber 45 pistols. At about 12:00 noon of same date, both cadavers and recovered firearms were brought to Salug MPS for proper disposition and at about 3:15 PM that day were claimed by their immediate relatives.
-with report from PO3 Jessica DT Sarsalejo, RPIO9