The Leader of the notorious Sangre Gang involved in the gun for hire and illegal drug selling activities has been killed by the police in a shoot-out.
Sangre Gangs hideout in Malabon, Philippines has been located by the police, and an operation to arrest the gang members was conducted by the joint operation of Malabon and Navotas police.
The Police Operation lasted 3 hours before the Sangre Gang members numbering at least 10 persons were arrested.
One police officer was injured.
The Malabon Police and Navotas police encircled the area where the suspects are located. The Police were positive that the leader of the Sangre Gang is inside the house.
Even before the police has a chance to enter the house, shots were fired from the inside. Exchanges of gunfire were heard by the residents.
A few moments later, a policeman was seen being carried by fellow policemen. He was shot in his right leg. The Firefight was fierce and no residents were able to come near the area even though the media was prohibited by the police to come close.
The Members of the Sangre Gang were fully armed. The Police said that just this morning, the gang killed someone in
Navotas which resulted in the joint operation of the Navotas and Malabon police to arrest the suspects.
Senior Superintendent Edgardo Danao, NPD District Director said that his men followed up on the case immediately after a person was killed in Navotas.
At 1 PM in the afternoon, 4 of the suspects were arrested. One hour later, 3 more suspects were also arrested.
Some of the suspects denied that they are members of the Sangre Gang.
The Body of the slain leader of the Sangre Gang, identified as Jose Sangre was brought out of the house at 4 PM.
The Arrested persons in the meantime will be investigated by the police to determine if they are members of the gang.
Some of the residents claimed that some of those arrested are just friends of those living in the raided house and some are just guests.
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