Police looking at work, business behind ambush
Iris Hazel Mascardo (The Freeman) - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) is looking at the personal, previous job and business-related motives behind the death of retired Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-7 cop who, along with his wife, was ambushed last Tuesday afternoon at Sitio Nasipit, Barangay Talamban.

Police Colonel Josefino Ligan, CCPO chief, told reporters yesterday morning that they are looking more into victim Edmund Dela Rosa Junco’s previous work as a CIDG member, since he was able to make several arrests of different individuals involved in crimes such as estafa.

He added they are also not discounting possibilities that Junco also encountered conflicts in his current activity in their jewelry business.

“He is handling controversial cases.  Most probably we are looking into the work-related (angle) as well dili nato kalimtan iyang personal, gikan sa iyang pag-retire tan-awon pud nato. Apil iyang negosyo nga involved karon,” said Ligan.

Based on the records, Junco retired from the PNP in 2015 while he was assigned at the CIDG-7 in Cebu City. Ligan said that they did not have information that Junco was involved in any illegal drug activity.

Police Captain Jonathan Taneo, commander of the Talamban Police Station, said that they have traced the motorcycle which was stolen by the two assailants after their original getaway motorcycle crushed with Junco’s vehicle during the ambush.

Taneo said that Junco sustained gunshot wounds to his left neck and right side of his abdomen while his wife, Betty, sustained a wound to her right arm.

The police added that the wife informed them that she did not know of any enemy nor her husband recently received any threat. — GAN (FREEMAN)

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