Close  

DENR man’s death tied to drugs

02:36 AM July 07, 2016

KORONADAL CITY—An employee of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), who was killed by still unknown men on Monday, was allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade, police said.

Supt. Barney Condes, city police chief, identified the fatality as Noel Dungca, 54, a forester and DENR regional program coordinator, who was on the police watch list for drug traffickers.

ADVERTISEMENT

“As to who silenced him, we are still investigating,” Condes told reporters. He said he might have been killed by his acquaintances who are into the illegal drug trade, but he did not elaborate.

Condes said the police was to conduct a drug buy-bust against Dungca before he was executed.

FEATURED STORIES

Dungca, who graduated from the University of the Philippines Los Baños in Laguna, was driving his black motorbike near San Antonio Subdivision Phase 2 in Barangay Sta Cruz when he was attacked at 9:30 a.m.

Policemen recovered five empty shells for a .45-caliber pistol. Edwin O. Fernandez, Inquirer Mindanao

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: DENR, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Drugs, Noel Dungca
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.