Davao blast could be narco-terrorism –Bato

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According to the country’s top cop, the bombing at a night market in Davao City that killed 15 people and injured more could be a case of narco-terrorism. It could be that drug lords paid Abu Sayyaf members to carry out the bombing.

Dela Rosa said that the Abu Sayyaf could have been contacted by still unidentified drug lords to conduct bombings in order to retaliate against the administration that is currently doing a massive crackdown on illegal drugs.

However, he did not any disclose any evidence to back up his speculations.

Bato called on to the Central Luzon police to carry on with the intensified campaign against illegal drugs, and at the same time warning them not to get involved themselves.

77 policemen from the region have been ordered to transfer to Mindanao for purportedly being involved in illegal drugs. 

According to Central Luzon police director Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino, he has a list of more cops that are being investigated for their link to illegal drugs.

Meanwhile, the investigators working on the Davao bombing case already produced a sketch of one of the four persons of interest. They have also established the profile of the other suspects.

“As of now only their physical profile, not their legal identity. Physical profile through artist’s sketch,” Dela Rosa said. He didn’t give more information regarding the matter, aside from that one of the persons has a beard.

He urged the people to go on with their daily lives and be vigilant, report to the police stations if they see malicious package or individual.

“Pera-pera lang yan sila,” he said, referring to how the Abu Sayyaf kidnap people and bomb people for money. ASCS

Source: Philstar