CHR 7 wants report on Jaguar’s death

THE Commission on Human Rights (CHR) 7 asked the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 to provide the agency with a copy of the investigation report on the operation in Las Piñas that resulted in the death of Cebu-based alleged drug lord Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz.

Leo Villarino, CHR 7 chief investigator, told Sun.Star Cebu that he sent the request to Supt. Rex Derilo of the Regional Intelligence Division (RID) 7 to provide them with a copy of the report.

Villarino said that the RID’s report on the circumstances that led to the death of Jaguar is needed once their counter-part in Manila will start the investigation.

He said that he already anticipated that the CHR head office at the National Capital Region will be conducting its own investigation despite the absence of a complaint from the drug suspect’s family. The police operation also happened under the CHR-NCR jurisdiction.

“It may be NCR’s jurisdiction but I’m anticipating that most of the data for the investigation will be coming from our side since PRO 7 conducted the operation against Jaguar,” said Villarino.

Diaz was killed in an alleged shootout with the joint operatives of RID, Regional Operations Group and Las Piñas police last Friday night.

Paul Vincent Morales, Diaz’s security escort, was also killed during the shootout.

Diaz’s body arrived in Cebu last Tuesday. His wake is now in his compound in Barangay Duljo-Fatima, Cebu City.

Judas

Meanwhile, members of Diaz’s group are reportedly in conflict with each other as they are trying to figure out who is the “Judas (traitor)” among them.

This was the report that reached the intelligence units of the PRO 7.

Ang among nahibaw-an karon, actually, within the group of Jaguar nagkabungkagay na kuno, nag-away (They are) trying to know who betrayed them,” said Chief Supt. Patrocinio Comendador Jr., PRO 7 director. “I think there is a brewing war amongst them.”

Asked if they used an insider to track down Diaz, the police official said, “I will not confirm; I will not deny.”

He said there is a big possibility that someone from the group betrayed the most wanted drug lord in Central Visayas.

Comendador said there was already trouble in Diaz’s turf before he was killed with his bodyguard during the shootout.

When he was still alive, Diaz reportedly struggled to unite the three factions in his group.

Jaguar’s associates were possibly fighting for the finances, Comendador said.

Lisod man god maputol na ang ulo, no? Maputol na ang ulo without any wing at all, way preparation asa i-turnover, magkagubot na,” said Comendador.

In September last year, a joint team of law enforcers raided Diaz’s house and seized P4 million worth of shabu, but they failed to arrest him.

Comendador said the operation against the elusive Diaz was an “elaborate intelligence” legwork.

“When we say intelligence operations, you have to do things in order to catch somebody,” said Comendador.

A few days before his death, Diaz gave an exclusive interview to radio DyRF and confessed that he already abandoned the illegal drug trade.

Comendador did not believe him.

The team led by Regional Intelligence Division (RID) Chief Rex Derilo and Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG) Chief George Ylanan found a big bag of shabu worth P1.2 million found in the drug suspect’s car in Las Piñas.

Derilo and Ylanan received P100,000 from Cebu City Mayor-elect Tomas Osmeña last Monday.

The two police officials are planning to buy bulletproof vests and donate a portion of the money to drug rehabilitation centers.

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