Ex-NBI director’s nephew, ex-village exec nabbed

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Ex-NBI director’s nephew, ex-village exec nabbed

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Former police inspector Antonioli Wycoco (extreme left) looks on as NBI operatives search his home in Remolador Ext., Barangay Cogon, Tagbilaran City.

A former commissioned police officer who is a nephew of the late former National Bureau of Investigation director Reynaldo Wycoco was arrested in a raid by NBI agents on Thursday.

The suspect, former police inspector Antonioli Wycoco, 46, was arrested at his residence in Remolador Ext., Brgy. Cogon, Tagbilaran City at 3:00 p.m along with two others including a former village councilor.

According to NBI-Bohol executive officer Atty. Arcelito Albao, Wycoco is listed in their drug watch list as a high-value target.

Wycoco was repeatedly subjected to Oplan Tokhang by Tagbilaran City police but continued to conduct illegal drug activities, Albao said.

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Also arrested during the raid were drug suspects Terso Sale, a 41-year-old former councilor of Brgy. Tiptip and Kenneth Estoce, 44, a resident of Brgy. Dao, Tagbilaran City.

NBI operatives raided Wycoco’s home bearing a search warrant issued by Judge Suceso Arcamo, executive presiding judge of the Regional Trial Court Branch 47.

They were able to seize packets of shabu, marijuana seeds and drug paraphernalia.

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(L-R) Estoce, Sale and Wycoco

Albao said that drug charges are set to be filed against the three suspects who are detained at the NBI lock-up facility. (Weli Maestrado)

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