NPA official killed in N. Vizcaya shootout

DUPAX DEL SUR, NUEVA VIZCAYA – Komiteng Larangang Guerilya Sierra Madre (KLG-SM) Secretary Rommel Tucay was killed when he shot it out with policemen who were about to arrest him in barangay Kimbutan Saturday.

Tucay who used the aliases Isaac, Elmo, David, Steve, Abraham, Peter, and more, was being served with a warrant of arrest by the personnel of Dupax Del Sur Municipal Police Station together with the troops of the 84th Infantry Battalion when he fired at them.

Tucay was facing multiple criminal charges including attempted homicide, homicide, two counts of murder and multiple frustrated jmurder in different courts.

Authorities confiscated from the scene were: 9mm pistol, various cell phones, and tablets; handheld radios; flash drives and memory cards; books and pamphlets; identification cards; food items and personal belongings.

Brigadier General Andrew D. Costelo, Commander of the 703rd Brigade, commended the PNP and Army arresting teams for neutralizing Tucay.

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