THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 got “vital” information from the owner of the rest house rented by the group of former police officer Owen Rosales, who was slain during a shootout in Bohol last June 8.

NBI 7 Director Max Salvador said they got the information on the illegal drug trade in Bohol from Troy dela Torre.

Salvador, however, refused to elaborate on the matter.

Dela Torre surrendered to the NBI 7 after he was tagged by the police as a cohort of Rosales. He was not yet turned over to the police.

In an earlier report, the police said Rosales’s group was behind the ambush-slay of Chief Insp. George Caña, Ubay Police Station chief, last June 7.

The following day, the shootout between Rosales’s group and the police happened in Bien Unido.

Investigators said Caña, a known anti-drug crusader, was responsible for several arrests of drug pushers in Bohol, which may have affected Rosales’ operation.

Other fatalities in the shootout were Armando Quisto, 33; Glenn Sayson, 34; Junifer Bicada, 36; and Amie Camero, 18, and Carlito Kiamko.

Their companions Roberto Olalo, 35, of Davao City; Paolo Avenido, 33, of Poblacion, Bien Unido; Orlando Garcia, 35, of Magsaysay, Talibon; and Joan Cajes, 18, of Poblacion, Trinidad, surrendered to the police. KAL