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2 alleged carnappers killed on the spot in QC encounter

by admin   |   Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2019

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MANILA, Philippines — Two alleged carnappers died on the spot after resisting police arrest in Brgy. Vasra, Quezon City at around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (January 17).

The suspects were identified as Ian Diaz and a certain alias “Jessy”.

Police Senior Superintendent Enrico Vargas said, the QCPD Anti-Carnapping Section and Special Operations Unit immediately conducted a buy-bust operation after an informant tipped them about the suspects’ illegal activities and hideout.

“Nagkaroon tayo ng magandang information na nagtuturo na nandito nakatira at dito nila dinadala ‘yung mga kina-carnap nilang mga motor. So, nagkaroon ng transaction kanina,” Vargas said.

However, the suspects soon realized they were transacting with police officers and decided to fight it out with authorities.

“Then, nung medyo naramdaman nilang pulis ang kanilang katransaksyon ay bumunot at inunahan yung pulis natin. So, nagkaroon ng encounter,” Vargas explained.

Meanwhile, the suspects’ victim positively identified his stolen motorbike.

The victim said the suspects accosted him while he was on his motorbike traversing Broadway Avenue in Quezon City on Tuesday night (January 15).

He said he feared for his life when one of the suspects pointed a gun at him while inside a car.

“Ginitgit lang po nila ako eh. Akala ko po kasi nung una, o-overtake lang sila sa akin. Nag-blink sila sa akin, dalawang beses, kaya pinauna ko po sila. Nung tumapat na sila sa gilid ko, at saka nila ako ginitgit, tapos ‘yun nga po, bumaba sila, kinuha na nila ang motor ko. Meron sila baril; nakatutok sa’kin,” said the victim.

A .45 calibre gun and a .357-calibre revolver, 2 motorcycles and a Honda Beat motorcycle were seized from the suspects. The authorities are still looking into the suspects’ identities to see if they are connected with the widespread carnapping incidents in Quezon City. — Asher Cadapan | UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP intel officer dies after ambush in Quezon City

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Friday, June 21st, 2019

The body of 49-year-old Police Staff Sergeant Fernando Diamzon after he was shot by two suspects riding a motorcycle.

A Philippine National Police (PNP) intelligence officer was shot dead near Camp Crame in Quezon City Friday morning (June 21).

According to Cubao Police Station Commander PLtCol. Giovanni, 49-year-old Police Staff Sergeant Fernando Diamzon just left Camp Crame on a motorcycle with his colleague.

Two suspects, also riding a motorcycle, approached them and shot Diamzon seven times. His colleague, meanwhile, was unharmed.

“According doon sa witness natin, initially may narinig siyang putok akala nga nila noong una ay galing sa gulong nila. Pagkatapos ng putok na galing sa likod ay nakita na lang niya na may sumulpot sa unahan niya habang moving sila ay may pumutok pa sa unahan. We are looking for two suspects on board a motorcycle, (Our witness said, he initially heard gunshots which they thought came from their tires. Afterwards, he saw [a motorcycle] drove past them and began shooting),” he said.

The suspects were able to escape immediately after shooting the victim.

Caliao added that the investigation is still ongoing and the suspects might have been monitoring the suspects because they seemed to know when Diamzon’s shift ends.

“Tinitingnan po natin dito iyong anggulo since PNP member siya ay tinitingnan po natin iyong work related, pero hindi po natin inaalis ang possibility na may iba pang anggulo o motibo, (We are looking into other angles. Since he is a PNP member, we are studying if it is work related. However, we are not dismissing other angles),” he said.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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PNP: Car theft incidents dropped by over 50% in May 2019

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has reported an over 50 percent drop in car theft incidents.

According to PNP Spokesperson PCol. Bernard Banac, they recorded 19 car theft incidents in May 2019 which is a 56.8 percent lower compared to the same period last year.

There were 44 reported car theft incidents in May 2018.

The PNP also reported zero car theft incidents in Regions 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13 and in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

There is also zero car theft incident in CALABARZON which ranked second in the highest number of car theft incidents last year.

The PNP attributed the good record to the heightened operations of the PNP Highway Patrol Group against carnapping syndicates.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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7 nabbed in separate Quezon City drug bust ops

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Thursday, June 13th, 2019

(left-right) Drug suspects arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted in Luzon Avenue and Tandang Sora

Seven individuals suspected of dealing drugs, including a police asset and a pregnant woman, were arrested in separate buy-bust operations conducted in Quezon City on Thursday morning.

In an operation launched in Luzon Avenue in Pasong Tamo around 2 a.m., members of the Quezon City Police District nabbed two drug suspects who were former detainees charged with drug selling and possession. They were both released from jail last June 6.

Two others, including a five-month pregnant woman, were also arrested at the scene.

Seized from them were 10 grams of suspected shabu estimated to be worth P68,000, a weighing scale and other drug paraphernalia.

Shortly after the said operation in Luzon avenue, authorities then swooped in on another area in the corners of Tandang Sora and Congressional Avenue extension which yielded the arrest of three individuals.

The suspects include a police asset who helped police in a previous drug buy-bust operation.

Seized from them were several plastic sachets of suspected shabu.

All suspects are now facing charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (with details from Asher Cadapan Jr.)

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