MANILA– Eight suspected criminals were killed during a search warrant operation conducted by police officers at Sitio Quiapo, Barangay (village) Poblacion, Matalam, North Cotabato early morning Saturday, according to Central Mindanao Regional Police Office CPPO)spokesperson Supt. Romeo Galgo.
Operatives from the PNP Special Action, Regional Police Security Battalion 12, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-12 and CPPO conducted operations designed to flush out big-time drug pushers, car thieves, and holdup men in the area.
Galgo said the suspects, tried to resist arrest, triggering a short firefight which resulted in the death of eight suspects and arrest of one.
Recovered were a .45 caliber pistol, a 9mm pistol, a .38 caliber revolver, four hand grenades and five sachets of shabu.
Investigations are still ongoing. Priam Nepomunceno/ PNA/ northboundasia.com