Second drug suspect shot dead in Dagupan

DAGUPAN CITY — Two days after a suspected drug personality was shot dead in Dagupan by still unidentified suspects on Oct. 4, another personality in the drug watch list was shot dead at 8:20 a.m. Thursday along a busy national highway in Barangay Mayombo here.

Shot dead by two armed men riding on a motorcycle was one Eric Estrada, a resident of Sitio Highlander in Barangay, Mayombo. He was included in the Barangay Anti-drug Abuse Council (BADAC) watchlist of drug personalities in his village.

The victim last Oct. 4, identified as Rolly Yapchulay, 36, was also from Sitio Highlander, Mayombo but a native of Tuliao, Sta. Barbara. He was found out to have a case filed before the City Prosecutor’s office in Dagupan for violation of Republic Act No 9165 or the Anti-Illegal Drugs Act of 2002 as amended.

The latest fatality (Estrada) was fired six times as evidenced by six empty shells of still unknown caliber found at the crime scene.

He was shot by a back-rider of a motorcycle driven by his companion, both of whom were wearing crash helmet

There were several persons already in the area at the time of the incident but said they failed to recognize the killers.

Meanwhile, the first victim (Yapchulay) was found by the police to have a pending case for violation of of Republic Act No. 9165 before the City Prosecution Office in Dagupan City.

Recovered from the crime scene were three fired cartridges of caliber 45 pistol, one small heat -sealed transparent plastic sachet containing crystalline substance, and one small heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing unknown liquid, inside pocket of the victim.

Probers of Dagupan City police are still conducting in-depth investigation to locate and identify the suspects and their motive in killing the victim.