Anti-drug cop shot dead in Zamboanga City
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines — A member of the Zamboanga City Police Anti-Drug Operatives (ZCPADO) was shot dead by men on a motorcycle in Barangay Tumaga in this city at around 6 p.m. today, June 1.
Maj. Arlan Delumpines, commander of the Zamboanga City Police Station 7, identified the victim as Cpl. Edgar Gaganting of Police Station 4.
Police have not established the motive for the killing as of this writing.
Gaganting was one of the members of the anti-drug unit here who arrested a son of a prominent retired police official last January.
He was the first anti-drug police agent killed in this city this year and the fifth since the start of Oplan Tokhang, the controversial intensified anti-drug campaign implemented shortly after President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in 2016.
(Editor: Alexander T. Magno)
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