Cop who survived Marigondon ambush may be involved in illegal drugs

By: Alven Marie A. Timtim - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | September 01,2020 - 07:41 PM

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police here are looking into illegal drugs as the motive in the ambush attempt on Police Senior Master Sergeant Artemio Tumakay III in Barangay Marigondon on Monday afternoon, August 31, 2020.

Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, the director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), told reporters on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, that they received reports that Tumakay was among the list of policemen involved in illegal drugs. This is now being verified by the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO), who has jurisdiction on the area where Tumakay was shot at by unknown assailants.

“I have received some report as well that this police officer was transferred to Cordillera Police Office because of some issues about drugs. I think he is listed among the watchlist for police involved in illegal drugs. So that might be an angle that we would like to follow up as our investigation is undergoing,” said Ferro.

Ferro said that Tumakay is currently assigned in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and they are still in the process of finding out why he is currently here in Cebu. He said that following the bombing in Jolo, Sulu, and security measures in relation to COVID-19, no police officer was granted leave from the headquarters.

Although the illegal drug angle is being pursued, Ferro said that they will also look into possible threats Tumakay might have received from anyone he is in conflict with.

Two civilians who were in the area of the shooting were also injured by stray bullets when the attacked happened. /bmjo

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: Cordillera Administrative Region, Lapu-Lapu City Police Office, Police Brigadier General Alabert Ignatius Ferro, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas, Police Senior Master Sergeant Artemio Tumakay III, PRO 7

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.