THE police are verifying if the suspected gun-for-hire who was killed in an operation in Talisay City last Saturday is one of Jessie Largo’s companions when the latter shot dead a fast food worker last month.

While it was confirmed that suspected gun-for-hire Josua Tabera, 27, and Daryl Dijan Tabera, 28, were cohorts of Largo, the local police has yet to determine if one of the two men was with Largo during the killing of John Ronli Calizar.

Daryl was killed and Josua was wounded when they reportedly engaged operatives during an encounter last Saturday.

Largo, the primary suspect in the killing of Calizar, reportedly belonged to the drug group under suspected San Fernando drug lord Franz Sabalones.

Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Jose Espino said that not only is Largo being hunted for Calizar’s death, but also for his alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade.

“He’s involved in illegal drug trafficking and he’s also a gun-for-hire. The police is bent on arresting this suspect once and for all on the case of Calizar,” Espino said. Recent operations of the Regional Intelligence Division (RID) and the RSOG established that Largo was connected to Sabalones and that he is highly mobile. “The PNP is looking for all possible places where Largo is hiding and the law will really catch up on him later on,” Espino said.

Talisay City Mayor Eduardo Gullas offered a bounty of P50,000 for anyone who could tip the police on Largo’s whereabouts.

“We are hoping that more information will be given to our policemen in order to arrest Largo,” Espino said.

As Largo was allegedly a member of a fraternity, Espino said that he is hoping that the former’s fratmates will help tip the authorities.

“If the fraternity is bent on solving the case, we are encouraging them to help us. Give that information to us,” Espino said.

Operatives from the Regional Intelligence Division (RID) and RSOG had a gunfight with the Taberas in Sitio Craser, Barangay Lawaan 3, Talisay City last Saturday afternoon. (JOB with JKV)