THE Police Regional Office (PRO)-Negros Island Region (NIR) will investigate the connection of Police Officer 1 Wilmer Bansag with Police Officer 2 Federico Nicolas, who had gone absent without leave in Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) and was gunned down last weekend.
Chief Superintendent Edmund Gonzales, acting director of PRO-NIR, said he cannot yet tell if Bansag is involved in any illegal activity, particularly drugs, because they still need to validate the information.
Bansag and his 17-year-old son were Nicolas’s companions when unidentified assailants fired at them while on board the latter’s vehicle.
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Nicolas was identified as one of the protectors of illegal drug operations in the city.
He was considered a level two high-value target of PRO-NIR, and was also under the drugs watch list of BCPO.
As of Wednesday, August 23, Police Station 1 head Leo Estopa said they still have no lead on the identities of the perpetrators.