Al­leged drug links eyed in Lazi dad’s killing

Cebu Daily News - - NEWS - /COR­RE­SPON­DENT BEN­JIE

PO­LICE are look­ing into al­leged drug links of a mur­dered town coun­cilor of Lazi in Siqui­jor province as the mo­tive of his killing.

Se­nior Supt. Clar­ito Baja, Siqui­jor Provin­cial di­rec­tor, told CEBU DAILY

NEWS in a phone in­ter­view on Fri­day that the vic­tim, Domingo Ar­camo, 50, was al­legedly a drug sur­ren­deree.

Baja also said that they were look­ing into re­ports about Ar­camo al­leged links to the il­le­gal drug trade.

Aside from that, he said that they were also look­ing at the pos­si­bil­ity that pol­i­tics was in­volved in the at­tack es­pe­cially since Ar­camo was an in­cum­bent town coun­cilor.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion, Ar­camo was shot dead in­side his Nis­san Navarra in Barangay Pobla­cion, in Siqui­jor town when two men on a mo­tor­cy­cle passed by and shot him dead on Thurs­day (Oct. 11).

Ar­camo was then wait­ing for his wife, who was then send­ing money at a money re­mit­tance out­let in Siqui­jor town, which is 20 km from Lazi town.

Wit­nesses told po­lice that the at­tack­ers were wear­ing full-face hel­mets and that the back­rider was the shooter.

Mean­while, Siqui­jor po­lice were also look­ing into the pos­si­bil­ity of ar­rest­ing the vic­tim’s sis­ter, Sharon Saliot, who man- aged to take and drive the Nis­san Navarra from the crime scene as the mem­bers of the Scene of the Crime Op­er­a­tives were pre­par­ing to process the area.

Baja said that they were con­sid­er­ing ar­rest­ing Saliot and fil­ing an ob­struc­tion of jus­tice case against her es­pe­cially since the ve­hi­cle she took was a piece of ev­i­dence in the killing of her brother.

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