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PNP: Gang planning
kidnap of 3 bizmen


The Ozamis gang members are allegedly planning to kidnap three prominent businessmen in Bacolod City, intelligence reports show, Bacolod City Police Special Operations Group head, Supt. Santiago Rapiz, said yesterday.

Rapiz did not identify the businessmen but said they have already been warned and provided police security.

He said they have been receiving information about regarding the planned kidnapping of these businessmen for the past months now.

Rapiz added that the Ozamis gang members, however, failed to carry out their planned kidnapping, and had left the province because the police had launched manhunt operations against them.

Rapiz said the gang members, who have established local contacts and have a hideout in Negros Occidental, may want to pursue their planned kidnapping of the businessmen, and that is why they are back in Bacolod.

He said some of the members of these groups are former or active members of the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army.

The Bacolod City police Office has already distributed copies of the pictures of the Ozamis gang members to the hotels and pension houses to warn the public.

The intelligence report about the arrival of the Ozamis gang members' has already been relayed to the Police Regional Office-6 to caution other towns and cities in Western Visayas.*APN

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