Kuratong Baleleng/Dragon Group Member Dead during Police Operations

On April 6, 2017 at about 1:45 PM, personnel of Ozamis City Police Station led by PI AGUSTINE G ARAZO, Chief Intelligence / Investigation Section under the supervision of PCI JOVIE R ESPENIDO, OIC, Ozamis CPS armed with Search Warrant No. 17-10 for violation of RA 10591 (Illegal Possession of Firearms) duly issued and signed by Exec. Judge EDMUNDO PINTAC of RTC Br 15, 10th Judicial Region Ozamis City against Anthony Theodore Z. Tamparong. That the searching team coordinated the Brgy Officials at the said place for serving a search warrant against Tamparong an Army 1Lt (RES) of 903rd CDC, Camp Dominguez, Sinacaban, Misamis Oriental and member of Kuratong Baleleng / Dragon Group at his residence in P-9 Brgy Carmen Annex, Ozamiz City.

That the team arrived at the said place and went directly to the house of the respondent together with the Brgy Officials. During the execution of search warrant, the said suspect ran and retrieved his calibre .45 pistol from his bedroom and fired upon at the arresting PNP personnel. The police officers prompted to return fire that resulted to the death of the suspect.

Recovered from the suspect’s possession and control was one Cal. 45 pistol M1911A1 US ARMY bearing serial number 201673 loaded with six pcs of live ammos. Also recovered at the crime scene were four pcs empty shells of cal 9mm, one pc empty shell of cal .45, one pc steel ammo box color green place beside the bed containing three pcs misfired ammo of cal 5.56mm, 16 pcs live ammo for cal 5.56mm, one pc live ammo for cal .380, one pc M203 grenade / explosive (40mm) practice M781, several IDs, handcuffs, bayonet scabbard, military compass and three pcs ammos box containing 150 pcs empty shells of cal 45 pistol.

All recovered evidences were brought to the PNP Provincial Crime Laboratory for ballistics examination and custody.

PCSUPT AGRIPINO G JAVIER, Regional Director of PRO 10, commended the personnel of Ozamis City Police Station for the successful neutralization of one of the members of the Kuratong Baleleng / Dragon Group.