Crackdown inside North Cemetery yields crime suspects
Last updated 08:44am (Mla time) 08/02/2007

MANILA, Philippines — A police raid early Thursday inside the North Cemetery yielded more than 40 criminal suspects, a radio report said.


The crackdown was ordered by Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim based on reports that the cemetery was being used as sanctuary by criminals, the report on dzBB radio said.


Lim said in a radio interview that he had been receiving reports that robbery suspects usually fled into the cemetery after preying on their victims.


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