Gunrunning suspects killed in encounter with Caloocan cops
Marc Jayson Cayabyab, Romina Cabrera (The Philippine Star) - October 21, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Two suspects were killed while four others were arrested in a sting for illegal firearms in Caloocan on Saturday.

Police said Nelson Lorenzo and Mike Sultan were killed in an encounter with operatives from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Northern Metro Manila District Field Unit in Phase 9 of Barangay Bagong Silang.

Lorenzo was the alleged leader of a criminal gang involved in gunrunning, contract killing, robbery and illegal drug activities, according to police.

Police added that an uncover lawman bought a caliber .38 revolver worth P3,500 from the suspects before engaging in a firefight.

Four other suspects – Julius Abeja, Imelda Navida, Randy Camsalim and Jesus Maclang – were arrested in the operation.

Police recovered two caliber .38 revolvers and P200,000 worth of shabu from the suspects.

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