A barangay official in Caloocan City who is considered as the number one drug lord in the city was killed in an ambush on Saturday morning in Quezon City.
Edres Domato, chief of Barangay 188 or Tala, was killed by two unidentified motorcycle-riding men in Novaliches, Quezon City. The ambush occured at 7:15 a.m. along Quirino Highway near the gate 1 of La Mesa Dam in Quezon City.
Supt. Alex Alberto, chief of the Quezon City Police District – Station 5,said the gunmen fired at Domato’s car until the vehicle stopped. The victim sustained several gunshot wounds.
Senior Supt. Bartolome Bustamante, Caloocan police chief, told The Manila Times that Domato was listed as the number one suspected drug lord in Caloocan City.
Bustamante said 20 suspected pushers and users who were arrested in a raid in the so-called “shabu tiangge” in Barangay Tala last year pointed to Domato as their supplier.
However, the police could not file drug charges against Domato for lack of evidence.
Bustamante said policemen from Quezon City and Caloocan are investigating Domato’s link with the illegal drug trade.
Alberto said investigators have yet to establish the motive behind Domato’s ambush.