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Gang leader slain in shootout with cops in Sorsogon

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LEGAZPI CITY — A criminal gang leader was killed on Monday in an encounter with police operatives in a remote village of Juban town in Sorsogon, a police report said.

Maj. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Police Regional Office-5 (Bicol) spokesperson, said Ralph Deri, leader of Deri Criminal Gang, was killed in a clash with a crack team of policemen in a sub-village of Barangay Rangas.

Police operatives were on surveillance operation when they chanced upon the gang leader which eventually led to a brief firefight at around 11:30 a.m.

The victim sustained fatal gunshot wounds and was killed on the spot.

Deri’s group, according to the police, is involved in robbery hold-up and gun-for-hire cases in Sorsogon. (PNA)