MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Nationwide Police (PNP) on Sunday reported the arrest of the alleged gunman behind the homicide of a prosecutor in Cavite.
PNP chief PGen. Dionardo Carlos mentioned the alleged gunman was arrested throughout a drug buy-bust operation on Jan. 7 in Dasmariñas Metropolis, together with one other armed companion.
Carlos mentioned the suspect who was later recognized as Marvin Tagayon Linaban, 44, admitted to investigators his participation within the capturing of Trece Martires Assistant Metropolis Prosecutor Edilbert Mendoza.
Carlos added that the suspect additionally expressed regret and willingness to execute an extra-judicial confession within the presence of a lawyer of his alternative.
“If all proof and info take a look at, the arrest of Linaban could possibly be a significant breakthrough within the investigation of the homicide of Atty. Mendoza,” Carlos mentioned.
Mendoza was shot lifeless on December 31, 2021 exterior his home in Brgy. Cabuco, Trece Martires Metropolis, Cavite.
Police mentioned Mendoza was shot within the head at round 7:30 a.m.
Linaban was arrested in Barangay H2, Dasmarinas Metropolis by the Cavite Drug Enforcement Unit operatives at 10:30 p.m. on Friday.
One other suspect, Elvin Esguerra, 40, was wounded and arrested after an armed encounter with the arresting police crew. He was then taken to an area hospital.
In the course of the buy-bust operation, the arresting crew additionally confiscated a number of plastic sachets of shabu or crystal meth estimated to be value P69,000.
Authorities additionally confiscated a .45 caliber Thompson Auto-Ordnance pistol and a 9mm pistol.
Each firearms have been submitted to the PNP Forensic Group for ballistics examination.
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