CPPO won’t confirm Franz death
Camille L. Pateres (The Freeman) - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  The police force in Cebu would not confirm if the man killed in Quezon City was indeed self-confessed drug lord Franz Sabalones.

Cebu Provincial Police Office nga si Police Colonel Manuel Javier Abrugena opted not to comment on the matter saying the area where Sabalones was killed is not within his jurisdiction.

 He did not even confirm that the person killed was really Sabalones.

“We cannot give a comment. The area is not within our jurisdiction and we could not speculate,” Abrugena said.

But he said that if it is true, this sent a strong message to his cohorts.

“If the demise of Sabalones is true, remnants of the group will lay low and might help us in  continuously gaining the upper hand in our campaign against illegal drugs,” Abrugena said.

Police Regional Office-7 director Police Brigadier General Debold Sinas also refused to give his comment. 

According to Police Major Elmer Monsalve, chief of the Criminal Investigation Detection Unit of Quezon City Police District said that Sabalones was killed in Quezon City on Maundy Thursday.

He was on his way to a billiard game with his friends in Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City.

When he alighted from his Grey Ford Ranger at around 12:08 a.m. at corner Scout Borromeo and Mother Ignacia Street, he was shot by an unidentified gunman.

They did not immediately recognize him as he had several ID cards bearing different names in his wallet.

These names are Jerome G. Cabilao, Jerome Sanchez Cabilao, Abdulyakin Tating Limpasan, and resident of Calle Zaragosa Castillo Classic, BF Resort Village, Talon Dos, Las Piñas City.

But Monsalve said Sabalones was identified by his cousin Joselito Cabilao. 

Monsalve said that since Sabalones was released from police custody after he confessed that he is a drug lord in 2016, he already stayed in Las Piñas.

He said they received reports that Sabalones continued with his drug business in Manila.— MBG (FREEMAN)

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