TWO leaders of the Ozamis robbery group, earlier presented to media at Camp Crame, were killed in an ambush in San Pedro, Laguna.
Supt. Chito Bersaluna, San Pedro chief of police, identified the fatalities as Ricky “Kambal” Cadavero and Wilfredo “Kulot” Panolinga.
According to Bersaluna, Cadavero and Panolinga just came from an inquest proceeding in Cavite when the police escorts noticed a motorcycle following the convoy.
Upon reaching Barangay San Antonio in San Pedro, Laguna another motorcycle came and the suspects began shooting the vehicle damaging its windshield.
Bersaluna said Cadaver and Panolinga grabbed the guns of the two of the six police escorts and commotion ensued.
The other escorts inside the vehicle were forced to shoot the two suspects.
Both were dead on arrival in a hospital.
Cadaver and Panolinga are both escapees from prison and were captured in an operation in Dasmariñas, Cavite recently.