2 women, man on drug list found dead in Ecija town irrigation canal
CABANATUAN CITY– Two women and a man were found dead at an irrigation canal in Llanera town on Wednesday (July 6), police said.
The victims were identified as Melda Trapalgal, 46; Alma Santos, 47; and Manuel Andres, 47. They were found floating in the canal, blindfolded and hogtied. All three were from Talavera town, where they were all on the municipal drug watch list.
General Luna village chief Eliseo Tolentino said the neighborhood heard several shots ring out on Tuesday night (July 5).
Earlier on Tuesday, gunmen chased and shot dead Mirasol Lavapie-Ramos, 36, in Bacal II village in Talavera town. Ramos’ husband, Joel Jelvin, is under police custody for a drug charge. SFM
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