Big-time drug pusher, ally killed in Tagbilaran City

Big-time drug pusher, ally killed in Tagbilaran City

- One suspected "big-time" drug pusher and his companion were killed Thursday in Tagbilaran City

- Among the items recovered were several sachets of shabu and firearms

- The companion has yet to be identified

The newly sworn officials of Tagbilaran City started their term in a bloody as an allegedly big-time drug pusher and his ally were killed through a rain of gunshots by Bohol Police Provincial Office Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB).

The suspects were killed just minutes before the oath taking ceremonies of the officials started.

One of the elements were identified as Kalvin Licong, a 24-year-old man who hails from Torrero Private Road, Cogon District, Tagbilaran City. His companion is still unidentified.

Big-time drug pusher, ally killed in Tagbilaran City

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Both of the elements were slain during a buy-bust operation held afternoon of Thursday, June 30. The officials raided a room inside a pension house situated in Tamblot St. Extension, Cogon District, Tagbilaran City.

Licong is considered to be a level 1 drug dealer. He is allegedly able to dispose up to 1 kilo of shabu on a weekly basis. According to officials, they received information stating that Licong was bringing in 3 kilos of shabu. The estimated total money equivalent to P33 million.

The initial investigations showed that the element handed one of the police officials who acted as an asset one sachet of shabu. The sachet was given in exchange for P500.00 marked money. The transaction took place in the hallway near the suspect’s room.

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However, when Licong sensed that there were police officers in the area, he and his companion tried to pull out their firearms which were under the bed mattress. Unfortunately, the police officers shot them.

Licong and his companion were hit near their right eyes by the escorting police officers.

The police were able to recover 14 packs of shabu, which has an estimated value of P14,000.00; a machine pistol; and a .45 caliber handgun.

It is reported that the suspects checked in a hotel yesterday, Wednesday, before transferring in a pension house in Tamblot St. Extension today.

Licong had been in the city’s watch list of drug personalities.

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