A suspected “bomb for hire” member was killed while his companion was arrested during a police operation in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao on Friday.
Chief Supt. Noel Delos Reyes, police regional director in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), quoting a report from Maguindanao police provincial dirctor Senior Supt. Rodelio Jocson, identified the slain suspect as Nadzir Pakasi Mongkas.
Arrested was Rahib Pelandoc Guialudin alias “Jerome Guialadin” and alias “Candao.”
Police sid Guialudin and Mongkas belonged to a suspected bomb for hire group operating in Maguindanao.
The operation was conducted by elements of the Maguindanao police, Army and PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG-ARMM) and CIDG-11, who are all members of CIDG’s “Oplan Salikop” which targets organized crime groups in the country.
The arresting officers also seized bomb making paraphernalia from the suspects who also yielded three units of 50-caliber barrette, one M-16 Armalite rifle, one ultimax submachine gun, two .45-caliber pistols, two empty magazines for Armalite rifle, alarm clock boxes, and complete set of improvised explosive device.
The two suspects were on board a multi-cab (MEH-338) allegedly owned by a certain Montasser Amulan of Barangay Malala, Datu Paglas, Maguindanao when lawmen flagged them down along the portion of Tacurong City-North Cotabato highway.
Guialudin was allegedly a member of the Tamengkog Group, believed to be involved in bomb making and gun running activities. PNA