Arrested drug suspect linked to guard slay PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 11:51

A suspected drug pusher who was arrested during a buy-bust operation in Cabato Road, Tetuan last Saturday, was identified by witnesses as one of two men who stabbed to death a security guard whose motorcycle was taken after the killing in Guiwan last August 22.

Police identified the suspect as Michael Tarroza y Delgado, 19, of Cabato Road, Tetuan. He was fingered by witnesses as the one who stabbed Julio Morales y Mercader, 51, five times at a hardware store along Guiwan Highway.

Morales’ motorcycle was taken away by the killers.

Based on the CCTV camera, the suspect grabbed Morales’ hunting knife and used it in stabbing the victim five times.

Divisoria Police Station commander Chief Insp. Arlan Delumpines said that Tarroza is part of a group called “Seven Trip” whose members are mostly youngsters and out-of-school youth.

Tarroza was also linked to a similar incident when he was still 14 years old. He was arrested during a buy-bust in which the police recovered sachets of shabu and marked money from his possession. – Dan Toribio