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Joint operatives of Sulu Police Provincial Office, PNP Special Action Force, and Crime Investigation and Detection Group, neutralized the Top 1 Most Wanted Person(MWP) in Sulu Province who is also the Top 1 MWP in Patikul Municipal Police Station identified as Benhar Biting in an intelligence-driven police operation at Sitio Igang, Brgy. Tanduh Bagua, Patikul, Sulu, on February 20, 2022.
PCOL JAIME MOJICA, Provincial Director, Sulu PPO disclosed that during the service of the warrant of arrest, Benhar Biting, fired upon the operating troops forcing them to retaliate. The said suspect sustained one (1) gunshot on his right chest and two (2) gunshot wounds on his right abdomen and was rushed to Integrated Provincial Health Office-Sulu Provincial Hospital for immediate medical treatment, but was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician
The said suspect has been a fugitive criminal with Criminal Case No. 1657 for crimes of Double Murder and Frustrated Murder, issued by the Presiding Judge, RTC, 9th Judicial Region, Branch 3 of Sulu dated January 23, 2018. The suspect was responsible for the deaths of Jboy Julpa and Wadz Omar Abubakar in 2014.
Recovered pieces of evidence were one (1) Colt Pistol Cal. 45 with SN 888027, six (6) live ammunition of Cal.45, two (2) magazines of Cal.45, and three (3) empty shells of Cal.45.
Recovered pieces of evidence were brought to Sulu Provincial Crime Laboratory Office for Ballistic examination while, the cadaver of the suspect was claimed by his immediate family for Muslim burial rites.
The said operation was supported by body worn camera provided by CIDG PFU9 as designated videographer.
PBGEN ARTHUR R. CABALONA, Regional Director, PRO BAR, commends the operating units involved in the said operation for their unwavering efforts against wanted persons, as well as the public for their active participation and collaboration in PRO BAR’s campaign against criminality.