Philippine mayor, 6 others killed in raid linked to drugs

Saturday, July 29, 2017|8:48 p.m.

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines– Philippine authorities say a mayor who has been listed by the president as among politicians linked to illegal drugs and 6 others have been eliminated in a raid in the country’s south.

Cops state officers were to serve warrants for the arrest of Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr., his child, who is the vice mayor, and four other officials of Ozamiz city early Sunday when the suspects allegedly opened fire.

Cops Chief Superintendent Timoteo Pacleb says a taking place gunbattle eliminated Parojinog and six relatives and bodyguards in his home.

Parojinog’s child, Vice Mayor Nova Echaves, was detained.

Parojinog had actually denied any connect to illegal drugs.

Countless primarily bad suspects have actually died in President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody crackdown on drugs that has actually been slammed by Western governments and human rights groups.

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