Ilocos Drug Surrenderer Shot Dead

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur –  A tricycle driver who surrendered to police authorities last year during the Oplan Tokhang was gunned down by unidentified assailants in Barangay Katipunan, Sinait, Ilocos Sur Tuesday.
Senior Inspector Edmund Artates, chief of the Sinait municipal police station, identified the casualty as Chris Ilmeng, a resident of Barangay Jordan in Sinait.
Investigation showed that the victim had just delivered his passengers when he was ambushed by the suspects armed with caliber 45 pistols.
The victim sustained gunshot wounds on his chest and body that caused his death..
Authorities are looking into two possible angles on the crime such as his linked to illegal drugs and personal grudge.
The victim also underwent community-based rehabilitation after his surrender.
He is also facing charges for violation of Republic Act 7610 or protection against child abuse, exploitation and discrimination act. Jun Elias/
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