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Probe sought on killing of PDEA agents

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Lanao del Sur Gov. Bedjoria Soraya Alonto Adiong has called on the Philippine National Police to leave no stone unturned in their probe on the killing of five agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Friday.

The agents were ambushed in Kapai, Lanao del Sur where they just finished conducting an anti-drug symposium.

“I call on the Philippine National Police to make a swift and thorough investigation on this incident. I am confident the local government of Kapai, Lanao del Sur will fully cooperate with the PNP to bring justice to the victims and their families,” Adiong said.

“The Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur fully condemns this criminal act and we ask the authorities that the perpetrators immediately face the consequences of their action,” Adiong added.

The victims were identified as Kenneth Tabulo, Kristine Mae Torlao, Lores Joy Amar, Binzo Dipollo and Diobel Pacinio.

“We assure the families of our fallen agents that we will urgently conduct a full investigation to identify the shameless criminals who committed this crime…Their death will not go in vain. We will fight even more with fierce commitment and determination. This has just given us more strength to continue our crusade rather than bow to the threats of these illegal drug syndicates,” PDEA Dir. Gen. Aaron Aquino said.

“This act of inhumanity and cowardice, taking the lives of our comrades in a surprise attack, will not just pass as another common incident in our day- to-day operations on the fight against illegal drugs,” he added.

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