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Village chair shot dead, 2 others wounded in Davao City

Official’s name allegedly included in list of illegal drug users
By: - Correspondent / @inqmindanao
/ 04:56 PM September 16, 2016

DAVAO CITY—Unidentified gunmen shot dead the village chair of Talomo here and wounded two other people on Friday afternoon, an initial police report said.

Supt. Grecel Sagpang, the Talomo police chief, did not provide additional details, saying they were still pursuing the suspects as of 4 p.m.

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On Aug. 11, Artemio Jimenez Jr., who claimed he was supposedly listed as among drug users in the city, showed up at the city police office and requested to be drug tested.

Jimenez said he wanted to clear his name.

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Senior Supt. Michael John Dubria, the city police chief, said he was surprised when Jimenez came to him but still granted his request.

Personnel from the regional police’s crime laboratory took the official’s urine sample and tested it for methamphetamine and cannabinol.

He tested negative for either of the substances.

Jimenez said he had been in the forefront of the war against drugs in his village of 180,000 people and was disturbed when he learned that his name was included in the list of drug users and pushers in the city.

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