Another defiant of Oplan Tokhang was killed at noontime yesterday in Clarin.
Police identified theÂ 38-year-oldÂ victim as oneÂ Epefanio Camangyan, also known as Albert, married and a resident of barangay Nahawan in the town of Clarin.
According to Clarin chief of police, Insp. Fernando Peroramas, the victim had been known as a gun-for-hire and drug pusher in the town.
In fact, he ranked 6thÂ in the top 10 priority target and was the only remaining target left to be neutralized.
Peroramas also said their record shows that the victim refused to surrender to police authorities despite the relentless and vigorous implementation of Oplan Tokhang.
A riding in tandem shot him dead at around 11 a.m. yesterday while travelling on his motorcycle along the national highway in barangay Candajec.
Based on the examination conducted by Dr. Reina Jane Demandante, municipal health officer of Clarin Rural Health Unit, the victim sustained three gunshot wounds- -two in the head and one on the back.
Scene of the crime operatives recovered two empty sshell of .45 caliber pistol, Red Honda XRM motorcycle bearing plate number GK 3275 owned and driven by the victim.
According to eyewitnesses, the suspects were riding a black motorcycle.
The one driving the motorcycle was wearing ski mask, while the back rider was wearing baseball cap and sunglasses; and were seen fleeing towards Inabanga direction.
According to his wife, Anabel Camanyan, the victim who was a probationer just came from Tubigon, because it was his scheduled reporting day at the probation office in Tubigon.
The victimâ€™s body now lies at Gomez Funeral Homes in Clarin.
The Clarin incident followed less than 24 hours since another murder case was recorded in Tagbilaran City.
Two alleged drug personalities identified as Herculano DopeÃ±o Jr. and his half-brother, Arlie Ayeng, were shot dead on Monday night along Pamaong St. in barangay Cogon, Tagbilaran City.
DopeÃ±o, also known as â€œKolaâ€, was 28, single but with live-in partner; while Ayeng was 23, both residents at Pamaong St.
According to the police, drug paraphernalia were recovered from the crime scene.
The recent buy-bust operation in the city resulted to the arrest of three more suspected drug personalities in the target watchlist of the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (CAIDSOTG).
Superintendent Nicomedes Olaivar Jr., city chief of police, identified the arrested persons as Patricio Bernales, also known as â€œPapatâ€, a 40-year-old technician, single and resident of sitio Lawis in barangay Booy; NiÃ±o Jay YbaÃ±ez, 34-year-old resident of Upper Calceta, single; and Maruel Bueno, also known as â€œPawikâ€, a 34-year-old aircon technician, single and a resident of Calceta St.
Olaivar sent out the CAIDSOTG led by SPO4 Yolando Bagotchay Jr. and composed of PO3 Jake Catane, PO3 Clyd Lagumbay, PO3 Richard Timbal, PO3 Ranie Damos, PO2 Ignacio Inojales, PO2 Richie Lovete, PO2 Gary Labial, PO1 Bart Paredes, PO1 Ray Neil Bibat, PO1 John Butch Epile and Maris Aldrin Gabuya.
In coordination with PDEA, the team conducted the buy-bust operation at around 3 a.m. on August 2 in a house at Upper Calceta St. in barangay Cogon, Tagbilaran City where subject, Patricio Bernales, was staying.
The police team also arrested YbaÃ±ez and Bueno who were caught in the act of sniffing shabu.
Aside from the sachet of shabu and the 500-peso bill used as buy-bust money, the police team also confiscated three more sachets of shabu from Bernales when they frisked him.
Items confiscated from YbaÃ±ez and Bueno included one piece of folded aluminum foil containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, one disposable lighter, one glass pipe used as improvised tooter, and two heat-sealed sachets of shabu.
The inventory was witnessed by NPS Rommel Sarmiento, barangay kagawad Phil Rodney Magallanoa, and DYRDâ€™s Weli Maestrado.
Complaint of violations under Section 5 (Section 5 (Sale, Trading, Administration, Dispensation, Delivery, Distribution and Transportation of Dangerous Drugs and/or Controlled Precursors and Essential Chemicals) and Section 12 (Possession of Equipment, Instrument, Apparatus and Other Paraphernalia for Dangerous Drugs), Article of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 is prepared against Bernales.
Complaints of violations of RA 9165 under Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Section 12, and Section 15 (Use of Dangerous Drugs) are prepared against YbaÃ±ez and Bueno.
They were apprised of their Constitutional rights and were brought to Tagbilaran City Police Station for proper booking and documentation, and detention while waiting for appropriate charges to be filed against them.
The sachets of shabu confiscated from their possession were submitted to the PNP crime laboratory at Camp Dagohoy for examination and custody.