CEBU, Philippines — Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region VII suspects that high-profile drug personalities are possibly behind the killing of Agent III “Baby” Earl Rallos.
PDEA Regional Director Emerson Margate said that the agency is looking into all the drug cases under Rallos.
“Sabi ko nga kung work-related. Since ang work namin sa drugs, hindi natin dini-discount na yung mga nabangga natin na drug personalities yung behind this. Isa po yun sa possibilities na tinitingnan natin,” Margate said.
The regional director admitted that the victim and some of his agents have received threats.
Apart from this, PDEA is investigating the seized suspected shabu worth P640,000 found in Rallo’s vehicle.
“Yun ang tinitingnan din natin kung bakit, kung meron mang shabu nga dun, kung shabu nga yung nakuha dun, yun ang isa sa mga ini-imbestigahan namin,” Margate said.
In relation to this, a special investigation task force has been formed to concentrate on the investigation.
“After that, we are very willing to share what evidence we have so that we will help solve the case of agent Rallos,” said PCSupt Debold Sinas.
Earl Rallos, the deputy chief of operations of PDEA-7, died of gunshot wounds after unidentified assailants who were riding in tandem fired at the vehicle he was in, last Friday (July 27). — Gladys Toabi | UNTV News & Rescue