Crime syndicate leader dies in Zamboanga del Sur clash

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By Bong Garcia (Sunnex)

JOINT police and military forces have killed an alleged criminal syndicate leader in a clash in a remote village in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, an official announced on Sunday, November 27.

Senior Superintendent Sofronio Ecaldre, Zamboanga del Sur police director, said the clash occurred around 1:25 p.m., Saturday, November 26, at Sitio Balaisan in the village of East Migpulao, Dinas municipality.

Ecaldre identified the slain as Nuh Ambol, who is the number one high value target drug personality and the number two most wanted person in the Zamboanga Peninsula (Western Mindanao).

Ecaldre said the troops were conducting security patrol when they encountered around 10 fully armed men led by Ambol.

He said the firefight lasted for 15 minutes that resulted to Ambol’s death while his followers fled to different directions.

The police director said Ambol, the leader of the Ambol Group, has standing warrants of arrest for the crimes of murder, illegal possession of firearms and direct assault.