Espinosa drug ring leader in Ormoc killed in police operation

Geron Ponferrada, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 11 2016 09:37 PM

Firearms and other items found in the house of drug ring leader Mario Dumaguit in Ormoc City.

LEYTE - The top drug personality of Ormoc City was killed after allegedly resisting arrest early Thursday morning.

According to the police, the suspect, Mario Dumaguit, was in his house in Sitio Tagaytay, Barangay Mabini in Ormoc City when the raiding team barged into the suspect's house.

They added that the suspect instinctively ran away armed with a firearm and fired at the arresting officers. 

PO3 Cyrus Canoneno, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest, was hit, prompting the police to fire back at Dumaguit.

Authorities confiscated assorted drug paraphernalia and P14,590 in cash in the house. 

Police Supt. Joel Camacho confirmed that Dumaguit is a member of Kerwin Espinosa's drug syndicate operating in Ormoc City, which is around 8 kilometers away from Albuera.