Notorious thief on Loon drug watchlist killed in Tagbilaran

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Riding-in-tandem men gun down the victim along C. Sambit Street in Tagbilaran City.

An alleged notorious thief monitored by Loon police for suspected illegal drugs involvement was gunned down by unidentified suspects in Tagbilaran City on Sunday evening.

According to witnesses, victim Arnold Patanes, a resident of Brgy. Basac Loon, was killed by motorcyclists who rode in tandem along C. Sambit St., Purok 1, Dao District.

Patanes who was on board a motorcycle during the shooting died on the spot from wounds in different parts of his body.


Scene of the Crime Operatives recovered from the crime scene five spent shells from a .45 caliber firearm and one from a 9mm pistol.

Police operatives found in Patanes’ possession a birth certificate which identified the victim.

Tagbilaran authorities confirmed through the Loon police station that the victim was included in the town’s watchlist of drug personalities. (Allen Doydora)

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