Drugs blamed again in another shooting

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Drugs blamed again in another shooting

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A string of complicated drug ring operation in the city emerged from the latest shooting incident across the Holy Spirit School along J. Borja St. in the city, according to investigators at the Tagbilaran City Police Station.

Tagbilaran City Chief of Police George Vale identified the victim of the city drug ring hit squad as Condrado Bragat, a 45-year-old dental technician and a resident of J. S. Torralba St. in Poblacion 3.

Unidentified men onboard a maroon sedan vehicle shot Bragat in the stomach at past 1 a.m. on June 6.

Bragat survived after rushing to Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital (GCGMH) just in time.

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According to the victim, somebody called him on his cellphone at around 1:10 a.m. last Saturday to inform that they would meet in front of Holy Spirit School along J. Borja St.

Though he it surprised him to see at the meeting place, an unfamiliar sedan car, he carried on a conversation with the one at the backseat.

He noticed that there was another man on the front passenger seat, aside from the driver.

After the conversation, the man at the backseat suddenly shot him.

As he noticed he sustained a gunshot wound, he immediately sped away on his motorcycle towards GCGMH.

At around 1:30 a.m., the city police station received a call from GCGMH, reporting the shooting incident.

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Officer-of-the Day, Police Senior Inspector Quirino Geolagon and the quick reaction team from the city police went to the hospital to identity the victim, then

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proceeded to the crime scene where they recovered one empty caliber .45 cartridge and a cellphone.

Investigators traced that Bragat had allegedly been dealing drugs and had been receiving bulk orders.

However, he had been delinquent in remitting the proceeds from the sales.

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Late that night, his supplier informed him that they would meet across the Holy Spirit School and the stock will be handed to him so that he could also pay his balance.

It surprised him to see an unfamiliar sedan car.

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In Loay, another suspected drug pusher belonging to another high-profile drug ring holding base in the towns was supposedly set for liquidation by the hit squad last Friday yet.

One Michael Cabras, married and a resident of Poblacion Ubos, Loay had been subjected to a raid in his house last Monday, three days after his supposed liquidation by the drug ring hit squad.

Cabras, managed to elude arrest when the raiding team swooped down his residence based on a search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 50 Executive Presiding Judge Dionisio Calibo Jr.

The police team still proceeded with the raid and recovered two packs of shabu later found to weigh 0.03 grams.

Cabras reportedly incurred delinquency of P120,000 in his remittance to the drug ring.

Last Friday, five men on board an SUV came to pick him up. A white sedan car was also seen nearby. But Cabras allegedly told them that he still has to go home to get the money.

He then tried to escape upon reaching his house, but two men were already there, blocking the back door of his house and one man was escorting him inside his house.

Failing to produce the money, he was brought to back to the SUV and sensing that he would be killed, Cabras pushed away, the one holding him and ran as fast as he could.

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