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2 drug suspects killed in separate shootings in Bicol

/ 01:07 PM August 12, 2016

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines—Two suspected drug personalities, one whom a victim of the “Bicol Death Squad,” were killed in separate shooting incidents in the Bicol region on Thursday, police said Friday.

Senior Inspector Maria Louisa Calubaquib, information officer of Bicol police, said in a report that around 9 a.m., Rey Lopez, 39, resident of Sitio Bongalon in Barangay (village) Divisoria, Cawayan town, Masbate was shot by armed suspects. He died of gunshot wounds in the head and various parts of the body.

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Responding elements of Cawayan Municipal Police Station found a piece of paper with a note which said, “Drug lord ako! Wag tularan. (I am a drug lord! Do not emulate) BICOL DEATH SQUAD.” The victim was included on the drug watch list and categorized as user/pusher.

In Legazpi City, Gilbert Alfajaro, 35, of Barangay Bigaa, was shot by motorcycle-riding criminals in the head while he was on board a tricycle around 6:50 p.m. Alfajaro was included on the watch list of the Legazpi City police. RAM/rga

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