TACLOBAN CITY – Police authorities claimed that one of the dead bodies found inside a torched vehicle last month was said to have kept the money of an alleged drug lord who was murdered inside a penal colony in Leyte.
Thus, the incident that took place in sitio Abaca, Barangay Balinsasayao in Abuyog town last January 27 could be considered as drug-related, said Chief Supt. Elmer Beltejar, regional police director.
Killed inside the vehicle was Bernardino Remolador, 44 and his live-in partner Jennifer Corsiga,25.
Remolador was said to have kept huge amount of drug money of Edgardo Alvarez alias Egay who was killed inside the Abuyog Penal Colony, Abuyog town, last August 11, 2016.
Alvarez, a known drug pusher, was killed while a search warrant was being served to him for alleged possession of drugs and firearms by the members of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).
The dead bodies of Remolador and Corsiga were discovered at about 6 am on Jan. 26 by PO1 Marco Alexis Mercado who is assigned at Regional Public Security Battalion (RPSB) based in Tacloban City.
Mercado immediately sought the assistance of the Abuyog police with the members of the scene of the crime (Soco) led by Chief Inspector Edwin Zata processed the crime scene.
Also found inside the burned vehicle Toyota Avanza 1.3M/T with plate number YGC957, color silver, was a service firearm.
It was also learned that the vehicle was owned by the younger brother of Remolador, Fernando who resides in Libangon, Cebu City.
Beltejar said that investigation on this grisly killing is ongoing though they have already some leads who could be behind on the incident. (VICKY C. ARNAIZ)