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Suspected drug lord Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz is dead.

 

The notorious drug personality in Cebu was shot dead by policemen in an operation in Las Piñas City on Friday night.

 

Supt. Rex Derilo, head of the Regional Intelligence Division in Central Visayas, explained that Diaz was not their target when they went to the National Capital Region.

 
He said their purpose was to conduct surveillance operations on Alvaro “Baroc” Alvaro, the number one drug personality in Cebu province who had a pending arrest warrant for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
 

Derilo said it was just a coincidence that they found Diaz with Alvaro in Las Piñas.

 

“We found that Baroc always went with Jaguar in so many occasions. They saw each other quite often although Jaguar moved from one place to another. He didn’t stay in one location longer than an hour,” said Derilo in an interview with radio station dySS.

 

Diaz and Alvaro were inside a Toyota Fortuner driven by an alleged drug courier from Cebu City when the police, led by Derilo and Regional Special Operations Group-Central Visayas chief Supt. George Ylanan, trailed them.

 

Derilo said they also coordinated with the Las Piñas City policemen to ensure that the two drug personalities would be arrested.

 

But while they were in transit, Derilo said they didn’t notice that Alvaro disembarked from the vehicle.

 

“Nalipat mi. (We didn’t see Baroc get out of the vehicle),” he said.

 

Las Piñas City policemen flagged down the Toyota Fortuner and approached the vehicle.

 

Derilo said Diaz disembarked from the vehicle and tried to shoot the policemen, prompting them to engage the suspect in a shootout.

 

Recovered from Diaz were a Bushmash M4 firearm and several identification cards with the suspect’s picture on them but with the name “Christian” and with different family names.

 

Diaz was considered one of the top 10 drug personalities in Central Visayas.

 

But not a single criminal complaint was filed against Diaz in court.

 

He also had no existing arrest warrant based on the records of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas.

 

Jaguar presented himself in an interview with reporter from a local radio station in Cebu last June 12.

 

He expressed his desire to “surrender” to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and help authorities arrest other drug personalities.

 

Diaz also apologized to his “victims”, saying he already stopped peddling illegal drugs since last March 2015.

 

But based on their investigation, Derilo said Diaz was still involved in illegal drug activities.

 

“Although he lied low in Central Visayas, he was still operating on Negros Island, Region 6 (Western Visayas), Region 8 (Eastern Visayas), and lately in the National Capital Region,” he said.

 

Derilo said they considered Diaz a “big-time drug personality” who dealt with international drug syndicates for his supply of illegal drugs.

 

Diaz, he said, owned pieces of real property in Las Piñas City and other parts of the country.

 

“He was respected among his colleagues in the illegal drug trade. There was no police unit in Central Visayas who didn’t hope to arrest Jaguar,” Derilo said.

 

He, however, admitted that Diaz had connections and protectors in the Philippine National Police and in other government offices.

 

“He’s been operating for quite some time and yet he doesn’t have any case in court. That’s how influential he was,” Derilo said.

 

In September 2015, police seized more than P4-million worth of illegal drugs in a raid at a high-walled compound believed to be owned by Diaz in Barangay Duljo-Fatima, Cebu City.

 

Chief Supt. Patrocinio Comendador, police director for Central Visayas, said cases were filed against Diaz but the prosecutors’ office had yet to resolve them.

 

Last Monday, Comendador challenged Diaz to surrender to the police and execute an extrajudicial confession to make formal his admissions instead of just reporting it to the media.

 

Comendador believed Diaz presented himself to the media as changed man since the latter started to feel the pressure following the series of anti-illegal drug operations that killed suspected drug lord Rowen Secretaria and his two alleged cohorts on Banacon Island, Bohol on May 28.

 

Cebu City Mayor-elect Tomas Osmeña announced Diaz’ death on his official Facebook page midnight of Saturday.

 

“Cebu’s top drug lord, Jaguar, is dead. Neutralized in a Las Piñas raid by Cebu police less than an hour ago. More details to follow,” Osmeña said in his Facebook post.

 

The incoming mayor had yet to announce whether or not he would give cash incentives to the police units who killed Diaz.

 

Osmeña earlier promised to give P50,000 to policemen who could kill drug lords and other criminals.

 

So far, he had given cash incentives in at least three batches, the latest was P155,000 for the capture of Secretaria and his two cohorts.

 

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/791262/cebus-top-drug-lord-killed-in-police-encounter

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Paul

 

 

Jaguar presented himself in an interview with reporter from a local radio station in Cebu last June 12.  

 

He expressed his desire to “surrender” to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and help authorities arrest other drug personalities.

 

This is why he is dead. Not the sharpest pencil, for sure.

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mistaeric

My friends in Duljo says lots of people were sad and crying there,some celebrated.  Jaguar was slime but he gave back to a lot of poor squatter people and he kept the crime down there. Bullies and snatchers end up dead or vanish.

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Keep up the good work. They say my neighbor town has a list of wanted shabu-pushers. Seven names. They can run but not hide.

 

Also today's shylocks, money lenders 5-6, will go. Many of them called 'turkos' here. But they not Turkish but Pakistani. Now they updated to Yamaha FZ, many a miles every day. Sure people want to get rid of them, and their loans. But where they borrow money then  :killself:

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Derilo said they considered Diaz a “big-time drug personality” who dealt with international drug syndicates for his supply of illegal drugs. Diaz, he said, owned pieces of real property in Las Piñas City and other parts of the country.

“He’s been operating for quite some time and yet he doesn’t have any case in court. That’s how influential he was,” Derilo said.

Derilo said it was just a coincidence that they found Diaz with Alvaro in Las Piñas.

But while they were in transit, Derilo said they didn’t notice that Alvaro disembarked from the vehicle. “Nalipat mi. (We didn’t see Baroc get out of the vehicle),” he said.

Diaz was considered one of the top 10 drug personalities in Central Visayas. But not a single criminal complaint was filed against Diaz in court. He also had no existing arrest warrant based on the records of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas.

 

 

Easy to see that the other guy was tipped off and got away.

 

Interesting that he was gunned down and killed with no arrest warrants out?

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GwapoGuy

Strange that the article never mentions what kind of drugs...

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Interesting that he was gunned down and killed with no arrest warrants out?

 

It is a given that if you shoot at police, they are going to shoot back.

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Davaoeno

It is a given that if you shoot at police, they are going to shoot back.

 

even if you dont have a gun in some circumstances.  [ in which case i am sure they can provide one for you ! haha ]

Drug pushers, users surrender in throngs

 Monday, June 20, 2016

HUNDREDS of illegal drug pushers and users have voluntarily surrendered to the police in Panabo City in apparent fear of the incoming Duterte administration.

In an interview with officer-in-charge of Panabo City Police Chief Inspector Alvin Saguban via phone call Monday, he said he was shocked by the sheer number, although he did not say the exact number of those who have surrendered so far.

"Sa akong pagtuo, nahadlok ni sila sa mga pronouncement ni incoming President Rodrigo Duterte (I think they are afraid of the incoming President's pronouncement)," Saguban added.

Saguban, however, is holding his belief on hold on the sincerity of all those who surrendered.

"We have already suggested that they admit themselves to a rehabilitation center. Nonetheless, we will have our eyes on them," Saguban said.

The nearest rehabilitation center for drug dependents in Panabo City is the Luntiang Paraiso in New Corella town, Davao del Norte.

Saguban also said that their implementation of the "Tok-Hang" operation or the Toktok-Hangyo (Knock and Plead) Operation in Barangay Gredu, Panabo City, could have encouraged those into the illegal activity to surrender.

"The barangay captain in Gredu was inspired by the good result of the operations in Davao City thus, he copied it here and this is the effect," Saguban added.

In Davao City, the clearing operations on people involved with such activities violating the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 is still on-going and has continued to show impressive results.

In a data forwarded by the Davao City Police Office (DCPO), they have identified 1,808 illegal drug personalities - 332 of them are illegal drug pushers, 542 are users, 852 are pushers and users, while 82 of them are runners.

In previous interviews, Davao City Director Vicente Danao Jr. said, "Davao City is not a perfect city. Illegal drugs is present, even the United States who has so much better equipment than us they fail at making it a zero, but the good thing is we are successful in controlling it."

 

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 21, 2016.

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RogerDuMond

 

 

even if you dont have a gun in some circumstances. [ in which case i am sure they can provide one for you ! haha ]

 

How many cops can afford a "Bushmaster M4 firearm" as a throwaway gun?

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shadow

How many cops can afford a "Bushmaster M4 firearm" as a throwaway gun?

Any that collect a few rewards for offing people drug pushers.

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smokey

How many cops can afford a "Bushmaster M4 firearm" as a throwaway gun?

well the ones on payroll can for sure ...

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rainymike

Hundreds of drug pushers surrendered. How many lives did they destroy? How many homes and families ruined? How many crimes committed because of the addiction? Now, the problem of the demand for drugs reflects poorly on pinoy family and society - so I'm not trying to simplify the problem. But sorry, I have little or no sympathy for the pushers (rich or poor) or crooked cops. Hang em high.

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RFulmer

oh well, I can look forward to going back to the Philippines in the future now that it is completely clean and all tidied up now they are killing off all the drug guys. I never realized this was all it would take to clean up the Philippines and that drugs were the big problem there.

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samatm

Wonder how long it will take for the druggies to fight back and start their own brand of retribution.    Hope this doesn't devolve into an all out drug war.

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Hundreds of drug pushers surrendered. How many lives did they destroy? How many homes and families ruined? How many crimes committed because of the addiction? Now, the problem of the demand for drugs reflects poorly on pinoy family and society - so I'm not trying to simplify the problem. But sorry, I have little or no sympathy for the pushers (rich or poor) or crooked cops. Hang em high.

 

You can blame kitchen knife sellers and gun shops for the same, or the casinos.

 

Drug dealers don't lie. Everyone knows what the drugs do. If they become unavoidably addicted and then unavoidably have trouble obtaining more, they can hang themselves. They're the cause of their own problems, not the drug lords.

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