Bro of notorious gang leader slain by cops

By Mar S. Arguelles


The brother of the notorious crime group leader in Albay was killed in a clash with police operatives at dawn on Sunday, Nov. 14, in a subdivision in Barangay Biclatan, General Trias City in Cavite province, a police report said.


The police report identified the slain gang sub-leader as Emmanuel Concepcion, the brother of Gilbert Concepcion, the leader of the Concepcion Criminal group operating in Albay.


A tracker team composed of police and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents from Bicol, and police personnel from General Trias led by Col. Edward Cutiyog, were serving a court-issued warrant of arrest against the Concepcion brothers at a residence in Cliffwood Subdivision, Governor Hills at around 3:30 AM when the incident happened.


As the raiding team approached the suspect’s house and introduce themselves as law enforcers, the suspect armed with a still unknown gun, fired upon the authorities, which resulted in a brief firefight that led to the death of the suspect.


The operatives recovered a .45 caliber handgun, a .40 caliber pistol, empty bullet shells, and several cell phones.


Emmanuel’s brother Gilbert was not around during the service of the warrant.


The Concepcion brothers were tagged as among the ranking wanted persons in Bicol and are facing criminal complaints for murder, rape, direct assault, and illegal possession of firearms.


The Concepcion Criminal group was organized in 2010 by Gilbert, a former communist rebel who became a government asset. Later on, he became a soldier who went AWOL and he was dismissed from the service. The group is involved in activities such a robbery and extortion, gun for hire, gun running, and political armed group (PAGS) employed by local politicians.