THE leader of the alleged Michael Divinagracia Drug Group is believed to be no longer in Negros Occidental, based on the latest monitoring of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo).
Police Colonel Romeo Baleros, Nocppo director, said based on reports he received from intelligence operatives, Divinagracia is believed to be hiding somewhere in the Calabarzon region, possibly in the province of Laguna.
Baleros said that even though Divingarcia is in hiding, the drug group leader has not stopped his criminal activities in Negros Occidental and continues to supply illegal drugs through his trusted contacts in the province.
Recently arrested drug suspects in the province have also pointed at Divinagracia's drug group as their supplier.
The Nocppo director said once Divinagracia's hiding place is traced, they will immediately conduct an operation to capture him.
Last month, Baleros identified Divinagracia's group as one of seven drug groups currently operating in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City.
Other drug groups identified by Baleros are the Ramos Drug Group, Bacus Drug Group, Burgos Drug Group, Macundato Drug Group, and Vetusio Drug Group.
The Bacolod City Police Office, meanwhile, did not specifically name the drug group currently operating in the city, although the leader was believed to be a female.