CABANATUAN CITY – Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) director Brig.Gen. Valeriano T. De Leon went to Nueva Ecija on Monday and condoled with the family of the two anti-narcotics operatives who were killed by unidentified motorcycle-riding men on Friday night.
The twin killings occurred a day after the victims spearheaded a buy-bust operation where they arrested three men with shabu worth over P.65-million.
De Leon, who ordered a deeper probe on the twin murders, earlier theorized that the “killing could be a handiwork of drug lords.”
The PRO3 chief was here to pay his last respects to the two fallen cops. He also handed over financial assistance to the families of Staff Sergeants Allan Capinpin and Aries Dichoso, who were both assigned to the Cabanatuan City PNP Drug Enforcement Unit.
The police general declared a “total war against illegal drugs” and gave orders for all police chiefs in Central Luzon to strike hard against illegal drugs and go after drug lords and street pushers.
Provincial police head Col. Rhoderick B. Campo said they are looking at several angles in the killing, including the possibility that it was connected to an earlier drug sting where the two slain cops took part in the successful operation.
Four days after the killing, the Nueva Ecija police remain mum on the status or any developments about the double murder case.