HVT ‘SAL­VAGED’

Drug per­son­al­ity from Iloilo killed in Bacolod

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ABy Mer­linda A. Pe­drosa

man be­lieved to be a vic­tim of sum­mary ex­e­cu­tion or sal­vaging was found in a va­cant lot at Purok Katipunan, Barangay Cabug, Bacolod City yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the fa­tal­ity as Nathan Zer­rudo, of Tanza, Iloilo City.

Po­lice Lieu­tenant Jonito Pas­trana, chief of Po­lice Sta­tion 9, said the vic­tim was found by a con­cerned ci­ti­zen in the area with sev­eral gun­shot and stab

wounds in his body at around 6:15 a.m.

He said the vic­tim’s hands were tied us­ing ny­lon cord and his t-shirt and he was iden­ti­fied through his wal­let which was re­cov­ered from the scene of the crime.

Pas­trana noted that he al­ready co­or­di­nated with the Pavia Po­lice Sta­tion in Iloilo and they determined that Zer­rudo was in­cluded in the drug watch­list in Iloilo. He was con­sid­ered as high value tar­get in Pavia.

Pas­trana also sought the as­sis­tance of Pavia Po­lice Sta­tion to in­form the fam­ily of the vic­tim in Iloilo City.

“There’s a pos­si­bil­ity that the vic­tim was ex­e­cuted in the other area and his body was dumped in the va­cant lot at Purok Katipunan,” Pas­trana said.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors are look­ing into in­volve­ment on il­le­gal drugs as pos­si­ble mo­tive in the killing of the vic­tim.

Pas­trana said they are still con­duct­ing a thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion to de­ter­mine the iden­tity of the sus­pects.

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A high value tar­get from Iloilo is found dead in a va­cant lot at Purok Katipunan, Barangay Cabug, Bacolod City yes­ter­day morn­ing.

PRESSCON. Mayor Eve­lio Leonar­dia (4th from left) and Vice Mayor El Cid Fa­mil­iaran (5th from left), chair of the Bacolod City In­ter­a­gency Task Force Against the Novel Coro­n­avirus (COVID-19) hold a press con­fer­ence at the Bacolod City Gov­ern­ment Cen­ter yes­ter­day, February 13, to talk about the updates on the Covid -19.PR

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