Police eye drugs on Feb. 6 killing in Mandaue
MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City policemen are investigating if the killing of a 56-year-old man on Saturday, February 6, is a drug-related one.
Police Captain Armil Coloscos, Centro Police Station chief, said in an interview on February 8 that they were looking into illegal drugs as a possible motive in the killing of Norman Marcel Suico of Sudlon, Barangay Alang-Alang.
Suico was shot in the head by unidentified assailants on his way home together with his wife after buying goods from a mall in the city.
Coloscos said based on their investigation, they had raided before the house of the victim’s son-in-law because of illegal drugs.
The police captain also said that the victim was also allegedly a drug player.
“Drug-related gid siguro. Bisan wala lang ta nagmean anan’g drug related pero gisubay lang gid nato tanan’g angle, unsa iya’ng mga personal kuan,” said Coloscos.
(Perhaps, this is drug-related. Even if we had not determined yet that it is drug related, but we are exploring all angles and what he was before.)
Coloscos said the two suspects were riding a black Honda beat and fled heading to Consolacion town based on the closed circuit television (CCTV) footage they got from an establishment.
“Naabot gale mi og Jugan (Consolacion) ug didto naputol ang CCTV kay ang the rest, na sunod nga CCTV wala ni function ba kay naigo kuno sa kilat unya kay Sunday man sirado ang uban (establishment). Maong balikon namo karun,” he added.
(We even reached Jugan [Consolacion] and there the CCTV coverage was cut because the rest of the CCTVs in the other establishments there did not function because it was hit by lightning and because it was a Sunday, the other establishments were closed. So we are going back there today.) /dbs
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