Newly released brothers die in drug bust shootout

By: Norman V. Mendoza October 02,2017 - 03:26 PM

A lighted candle and flowers were placed inside the makeshift tent where the Umpad brothers were killed in a shootout with police. (CDN PHOTO/NORMAN MENDOZA)

Three brothers who allegedly engaged in a shootout with police at past midnight inside the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) in a drug bust died afterward.

Jerome, Vincent and Ruben Umpad, all residents of barangay Mantuyong in Mandaue City had just been released after the dismissal of their murder and direct assault case was dismissed through the Justice on Wheels program last Thursday.

Senior Insp. Marlowe Belltran of the Mandaue City police said one of the brothers fired back at the police. Seized from them were one small pack of shabu.

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TAGS: buy-bust operation, drug bust, killed, Mandaue City, Mantuyong, shootout, Umpad brothers

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