TWO KIDNAP SUSPECTS KILLED IN RIZAL ENCOUNTER
The Philippine National Police (PNP)Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) said two kidnapping suspects were killed in an armed encounter with law enforcers, Wednesday night in Teresa, Rizal.
The suspects were identified as Rodel Basi and his son Romar.
Initial investigation showed that authorities went to the suspect’s residence located in Sitio Ibabaw 2, Dulongbayan, to serve a search warrant against the elder Basi.
However, the suspects welcomed the authorities with gunshots that prompted the latter to retaliate, which resulted in the death of the suspects.
Accordingly, the suspects were involved in a series of kidnapping incidents involving Indian nationals, robbery, gun for hire, and even murder incidents in Rizal province.
The search warrant against Basi was issued by Judge Cynthia Marino-Ricablanca of the Regional Trial Court Fourth Judicial Region in Sta. Cruz, Laguna, for alleged violation of Republic Act 10591.
During the operation, Basi’s youngest son was also nabbed by the police. They were able to seize a shotgun, a 9 MM pistol, a cal .45 pistol from the suspect.
The PNP-AKG said the fatalities are known in the area as “armed and dangerous.”