Cop shot by drug suspects Print
Monday, 26 June 2017 16:20

A policeman was shot and wounded by a notorious drug suspect in barangay Lanawan, Salug, Zamboanga del Norte last Saturday night.

The victim was identified as PO2 Jeromeryan Mejorada Tabasa.

Tabasa was allegedly shot by Omar Diolagla Quillo, a member of the notorious Philip Malon Drug Group.

Investigation disclosed that Tabasa was conducting surveillance of Quillo when the subject, together with two of his cohorts, appeared from behind and shot the policeman.

Tabasa managed to return fire which resulted to a brief shootout.

The suspects then escaped, heading towards barangay Mucas, Salug in the same province.

Police conducted pursuit operations against the suspects who remain at large as of press time.  (Dan Toribio)