The Leader of the notorious Sangre Gang involved in 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 were
conducted by the the joint operation of Malabon and Navotas
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 was positive that the
leader of 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 gun fire were heard
by the residents.
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 and even 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 the case immediately after a person
was killed in Navotas.
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
The Body of the slain lider 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 guest.