Samar’s most wanted killed in Tarlac encounter

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CAMP MACABULOS, Tarlac City: Samar province’s No. 1 most wanted was killed on Monday in Barangay San Vicente here by the joint elements of city police and Samar police provincial office. Killed was Genesis Oquendo of Calbayog City, Samar, leader of the Oquendo Gang engaged in gun-for-hire activities with P50,000 reward for his capture. Police said a warrant of arrest was being served against Oquendo for two counts of murder and frustrated murder when he opened fire at the operatives resulting a firefight resulting in his death. Two of Oquendo’s cohorts – Henry Palmones and Victor Vasquez, both of San Francisco, Guinobatan, Albay – were arrested while follow-up operations for the arrest of other members of the gang are being conducted. Recovered from the suspects were three caliber .45 pistols.

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