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Cops foil attempt try on a Lanao mayor

MARAWI CITY, May 27 -- The police foiled an alleged ambush try on the life of a Lanao mayor after apprehending seven suspects along the highway in Barangay Gadungan, this city on May 24 midnight.

Earlier that day, Mayor Ali Adiong of Ditsaan Ramain municipality, province of Lanao del Sur, received a phone call from a friend warning him to take extra precaution as some of his enemies were plotting to ambush him. 

In an exclusive interview, Adiong said that immediately upon learning on the ambush plot, he tipped off the police. At midnight, he said, he received a call from the police that they were able to apprehend seven suspects. 

A police spot report revealed that “at about May 24, 2014 12 midnight, one team from TSP led by PSIJamal Adiong together with two teams RPSB led by PI Carbungco while conducting mobile patrol along the highway at Barangay Gadungan, Marawi City chanced upon seven suspicious looking persons crouched behind the tall grass at the right side of the highway.” 

Upon approaching the persons, the spot report said, SPO1 Ahadila A. Susulan immediately noticed the Cal. 38 revolver tucked in the waist of one them. 

The report added that other suspects were immediately searched on the premise of the initial violation and police found from the area another firearm Cal. 22. 

The suspects were immediately brought to the city police office for questioning. 

The confiscated firearms were also turned over to the city police station for safekeeping 

Illegal possession of firearms and other charges were readied to be filed against the suspects. 

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