THE name of slain top drug personality in Negros Occidental, Michael Divinagracia, is being linked to the P68 million worth of shabu seized in Muntinlupa.
Two alleged members of Divinagracia's drug group were killed in a shootout with police in Muntinlupa City.
Police identified the two slain drug suspects as Jordan Sabandal Abrigo and Jayvee De Guzman, both of whom were identified by Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief General Guillermo Eleazar as members of the Divinagracia Drug Group.
Based on a police report issued by the Muntinlupa City police, the two drug suspects were killed after they allegedly tried to fight off against members of the PNP and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Katarungan Village in the said city.
Police recovered 10 kilos of suspected shabu worth P68 million, two .45 caliber pistols, and a sedan vehicle used by the suspects.
According to a statement given by Eleazar, aside from Divinagracia, a certain Chinese national identified only as Jhonson is linked to the illegal drugs seized in the operation. He also said that Jhonson is currently imprisoned at the New Bilibid Prison.
Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) spokesperson Police Lieutenant Abegael Donasco said they are currently verifying if the drugs seized in the operation are bound for Negros island, especially as the drug group is known to have smuggled their illegal drugs via roll-on roll-off ferries at the Batangas Port.
Last week, Divinagracia was found dead in the town of Baras in Rizal province. The slain drug lord was believed to have been strangled to death with a steel wire, prior to being finished off with gunshots.
Divinagracia is the top most wanted drug suspect in Negros Occidental and has a bounty on his head amounting to P500,000.