UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A mayor in the Philippines survived an armed ambush.
Vicente Loot, mayor of Daanbantayan in Cebu, was on a boat with his family May 13.
The Philippine Inquirer reported the group came under fire as soon as the boat docked at Maya Port.
Loot and his family were unharmed but two of his drivers, a nanny and a porter were injured.
According to The Inquirer, officials said the unidentified attackers hid their faces with bandanas and three waited at the dock while three more waited with a vehicle parked nearby.
Loot is a retired police chief superintendent.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte named him as one of the so-called “narco-generals” protecting the illegal drug trade.
Loot has denied the allegation.
The ambush comes two weeks after officials released a list of elected officials allegedly involved in drug trafficking.