Pistol used in Batocabe slay recovered in a septic tank in Pili, CamSur

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Parts of the pistol allegedly used in the killing of Cong. Rodel Batocabe | Photo by PNP -CIDG


CAMARINES SUR, Philippines —The Philippine National Police (PNP) recovered parts of cal. 45 pistol allegedly used in the assassination of Ako Bicol Party list Rep. Rodel Batocabe from a septic tank in Zone 5, Barangay Sto. Niño, in the municipality of Pili on Thursday (January 10).

Members of the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) headed by PSSupt. Arnold Ardiente and members of the regional police recovered pistol slide and barrel; two magazines; and 20 bullets from the septic tank located at the backyard of Emmanuel Rosello, one of the drivers in the crime.

The recovery operation was conducted in the presence of Punong Barangay Erwin Borja and Rosello’s sisters Lenny and Jenalyn as well as their mother Veronica.

The recovered pieces of evidence were presently under the custody of PNP Crime Laboratory Office in Camarines Sur for laboratory examination. – Marje Pelayo

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