THE wife of alleged narco-cop Police Officer (PO) 3 Ryan Quiamco died about an hour after her husband was killed in a shootout with the Regional Intelligence Division (RID)-Central Visayas operatives around 6 p.m., in Barangay Pooc, Talisay City, Cebu, Tuesday, August 15.
Rizalyn Quiamco succumbed to gunshot wounds in the body around 7 p.m. She expired in a private hospital in Cebu City.
RID-Central Visayas Chief Jonathan Cabal said their surveillance showed Rizalyn helped her husband in the illegal drug trade.
Rizalyn was with PO3 Quiamco, who drove his black pickup truck during the shootout.
Cabal said PO3 Quiamco opened fire at the operatives, after he sensed he was in a drug bust in South Road Properties. A running gun battle ensued until the police cornered Quiamco in Talisay City.
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One RID operative was wounded along with three bystanders Carla Teshia Macabunas, 12; Nido dela Cerna, 41; and Aime Raganas, 27. They were declared out of danger.
PO3 Quiamco was named as one of the drug protectors in Central Visayas last year. (KAL)
Here is an interview of Chief Supt. Jose Mario Espino, the Police Regional Office-Central Visayas director, on Wednesday, August 16, tackling the drug operation against Police Officer 3 Ryan Martus Quiamco in Talisay City, Cebu.