The legitimate police action in Talusan, Zamboanga Sibugay resulted in the confiscation of six high-powered long firearms and drug paraphernalia on December 8, 2015 at 3:50 in the morning from the suspects who initiated the gun battle with the raiding PNP elements who served and implemented ten search warrants against them which resulted in the instant death of two suspects and caused injuries to five others who were caught in the cross-fire.
The said police action is a “one-time big time" operation under Oplan Lambat Sibat supervised by the Provincial Director of Zamboanga SibugayPolice Provincial Office. Unfortunately, negative reports circulated in the social media which undermines the gallant efforts of the policemen who participated in the mission to arrest notorious personalities. Premature statements were given without giving an opportunity for the PNP to explain as to the legitimacy of the operation. The fact that the raiding team was armed with warrant and that one of its members was seriously wounded is an indication that the PNP is only doing its job. Besides, the case against Noel Llanos filed under Criminal Case No. IM-15-1102 for Violation of R.A. 10591 or Illegal Possession of Firearms was already filed at the RTC, Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay Province. Additionally, Mr. Llanos was charged by Zamboanga Sibugay Prosecutor Office for violation of Sec. 28 (b) of R.A. 10591 Criminal Case No. IM-15-1102 and violation of Article 148 RPC for Qualified Direct Assault with Multiple Attempted Homicide.
Furthermore, based on the Medico-legal findings by the PNP Crime Laboratory Office who conducted the forensic and ballistic examination on the cadaver of the suspect, it yielded positive result for the presence of gun powder nitrate on the right hand of Edris Mohammad. Same with the finding on the Garand rifle used by the suspect concluded that said firearm was fired.