Checkpoint nets 2 alleged hired killers

Posted at Jan 16 2013 10:04 AM | Updated as of Jan 16 2013 06:04 PM

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Two suspected hired killers were arrested in Pasay City on Tuesday evening.

Suspects Mark Tenorio and Sylvester Lazo were arrested after they were caught at a checkpoint riding a plate-less motorcycle.

Upon further inspection, police discovered two .8-caliber pistols from the suspects.

A couple positively identified Tenorio and Lazo as the two alleged hired killers who had been roving in front of their house.

A photo of the couple and a supposed floor plan of their house were found from the suspects' possession, bolstering suspicions that the arrested men are hired guns.

Pasay Police chief Col. Rodolfo Llorca said the two also have pending murder cases in Manila and Makati.

Tenorio and Lazo are facing frustrated murder charges and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition in relation to the Omnibus Election Code.

- Umagang Kay Ganda, 16 January 2013