THREE suspected pushers, one of whom reportedly used to work as a hitman for drug lords, were arrested by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Central Visayas (CIDG 7) during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City on Oct. 19, 2021.

CIDG 7 Director Col. Ireneo Dalogdog identified only one of the three suspects, saying they still have a follow-up operation against the two personalities’ connections.

Dalogdog identified Emelio Diamos Boro, also known as “Agaw,” as a former member of the group of suspected drug lord Aljun Padilla, who died in the war against illegal drugs.

Padilla was reportedly a lieutenant of another suspected drug lord, Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz alias “Jaguar,” who was killed in a police operation in 2016.

Boro was also able to work for self-confessed drug lord Franz Sabalones, who was killed by unidentified gunmen in Metro Manila in 2018.

Dalogdog said after Padilla’s death, Boro worked for another big-time drug pusher in Cebu City, allegedly distributing illegal drugs and killing members of rival drug groups and pushers who failed to remit their proceeds to Boro’s new boss.

Boro allegedly accepted gun-for-hire assignments. After committing a crime, Boro would hide in the town of Moalboal.

The CIDG 7 operatives seized packets containing whitish substance believed to be shabu and a firearm. (AYB)