Police have identified the other slain drug suspect during a drug buy-bust operation in Tamblot Extension, Tagbilaran City on Thursday, June 30 which led to the killing of two top drug personalities.
Police Senior Inspector Jojit Manangquil, deputy chief of the Bohol Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB), said that the alleged big-time pusher Karlvin Licong, 24, was accompanied by Marvin Rivas, 22 and a resident of Gasanai Rd. in Tagbilaran City, when the authorities conducted a buy-bust operation that led to the deaths of the suspects.
Licong and Rivas who were level one drug pushers in Tagbilaran City were shot dead by authorities after reportedly attempting to grab their firearms during the police operation inside a room in a pension house along Tamblot Street.
Senior Superintendent Dennis Agustin, Bohol police chief, led the apprehending team in conducting the operation and seizing 13 packs of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P300,000, drug paraphernalia, a .45 caliber pistol, an Ingram submachine pistol, and ammunition.
According to Manangquil, the two suspects checked in a hotel in the city carrying three kilos of shabu worth approximately P33 million on an unspecified date before they were killed.
After the drug operation that led to the deaths of the two suspects, Agustin again urged drug personalities to turn themselves in to avoid such violent encounters with the police. (with reports from Rey Tutas)