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Anti-drug cop shot dead in Zamboanga City

/ 08:46 PM June 01, 2019
Edgar Gaganting

Police Cpl. Edgar Gaganting (Contributed photo)

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.

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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.

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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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