Policeman shot dead in Zamboanga Sur

TWO motorcycle-riding men gunned down a member of the Zamboanga City Police Anti-Drug Operatives (ZCPADO) in Zamboanga del Sur Saturday evening.

Zamboanga City Police Station 7 commander Major Arian Delumpines identified the victim as Cpl.Edgar Gaganting , member of Police Station 4.

Reports reaching Camp Crame said the victim was going home on a motorcycle around 6 p.m. when the suspects shot him in the head in Barangay Tumaga.

The victim.was rushed to the Western Mindanao Medical Center but was declared dead upon arrival.

Record showed the victim was the first anti-drug police agent who was killed since “Oplan Tokhang” was implemented by the PNP in 2016.

Gaganting was a member of an anti-drug unit who arrested last January a drug suspect allegedly connected to a prominent police official.