Anti-drug cop killed in Batangas ambush

Arnell Ozaeta, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 17 2017 10:14 AM | Updated as of Jun 17 2017 07:05 PM

BATANGAS - A 41-year old anti-drug cop was killed in an ambush in Bauan town here Friday evening, police said.

PO3 Roman Bejer, a resident of Lemery, Batangas, was driving home on his motorcycle when still unidentified gunmen shot him several times, killing him instantly.

The officer, who was assigned at the Agoncillo police station, had visited his relatives in Barangay San Vicente and was cruising on the highway on his way home when armed men waylaid him upon reaching Barangay Sinala around 10:30 p.m.

Bejer's brother, lawyer Mar Bejer, said the shooting may be related to the officer's job as he had arrested several drug pushers and users in his jurisdiction.

A manhunt operation was immediately launched to pursue the assailants who fled the scene.