Police kills one, nabs three members of a gun running group in Davao City

POLICE have busted a Davao City based a gun running syndicate after killing one of its members and arrested four others during an entrapment operations in the said city last Monday, police reports said.

CIDG chief, Director Samuel Pagdilao Jr., quoting reports from the field, identified the slain member of gun for hire group as Ryan Bantugan, alias “Redwan Bantugan”, of Brgy. Binugao, Toril, Davao City.

While the arrested members of the group were Vincent Tabacoan, 37; Roldan Hernandez, 21; Fahad Taomo, 24 and Arturo Lipatan, 53, all from the same village and members of the Arcelo Gun Running syndicate.

Pagdilao said the said group was busted following an entrapment operations conducted by CIDG operations last Monday afternoon in Purok 13, Brgy. Sirawan, also in Toril, Davao City.

CIDG chief for Davao region, Senior Supt. Albet Ignatius Ferro, said that Bantugan was killed after being shot in the head after he opted to shoot it out with their operatives that conducted the entrapment operation.

Ferro said that CIDG operatives recovered from the slain and arrested suspects a Colt M16 rifle, three .45 caliber pistol, a 9mm pistol, a caliber 38 revolver, a 357 magnum and several rounds of ammunition.

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