Drug traffickers eyed in killing of Poro, Camotes police chief | Inquirer News

Drug traffickers eyed in killing of Poro, Camotes police chief

By: - Correspondent / @appletaasCDN
/ 01:04 PM April 05, 2016

CEBU CITY — The police are looking into the angle that the killing of Senior Insp. Jonas Tahanlangit, the police chief of Poro municipality on Camotes Island, Monday afternoon, was drug-related, authorities said.

Senior Supt. Clifford Gairanod, director of the Cebu Provincial Police Office, said the two gunmen who pulled off the ambush on Tahanlangit in San Francisco town also on Camotes Island, were connected to a “big time” drug syndicate  operating on Camotes Island.

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He said they already had the identities of the perpetrators and were hunting them down.

Prior to the ambush, Gairanod said Tahanlangit had been receiving death threats presumably from the illegal drugs syndicates who were affected by the intensified anti-drug operations conducted by the victim.

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Tahanlangit was heading back to Poro town on board his black Toyota Hilux pickup from the port of San Francisco town, when he was ambushed by two men on board a motorcycle.

Two teenagers, who hitched a ride with the police chief, were hurt and were in stable condition, as of this posting.  SFM

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