Two alleged members of a gun-for-hire group operating in Zamboanga Del Norte were killed after they were engaged in a shootout with PNP personnel of Sindangan MPS during the conduct of a checkpoint operation in Sitio Buyos, Piao, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte at about 7:15 AM on October 16, 2016.
Combined personnel from ZSBPPO Intelligence and Investigation Branches, RIU9 PNP-IG, Philippine Army 44th Infantry Battalion, ZSBPPO PPSC, Imelda MPS and Payao MPS conducted a law enforcement operation at about 4:00 in the afternoon of October 14, 2016.
Members of RSOG-9 conducted a manhunt operation against two members of Abu Sayyaf Group at the former Maritime Police Headquarters building in Barangay Sta Barbara, Zamboanga City at about 9:30 in the evening of October 7, 2016.
Two alleged members of Abu Sayyaf Group and a wanted person facing murder charges were arrested during the conduct of police operations and serving of warrant of arrest carried out by combined elements of Intelligence Branch of Zamboanga City Police Office, Zamboanga City Police Station 11, CIDM, Anti-Kidnapping Group, Task Force Zamboanga, 530W2, CTD-IG, PCTC, WMFO, SWAT, CIDU 9, Anti-Cybercrime Group, at the entrance of Atilano Pension House located in Barangay Canelar, Zamboanga City at about 2:45 PM of October 3, 2016.
In the implementation of “Project Double Barrel”, for the period of July 1 to September 29, 2016, PRO9 was able to knock and visit a total of 103,344 houses in Zamboanga Peninsula. Out of this, 46,203 drug users and 1,976 drug pushers/couriers voluntarily surrendered to the authorities and vowed not to engage anymore in illegal drug dealings.