Iloilo’s no. 1 drug lord who went into hiding since Duterte won the presidential election was killed during a police operation in Jaro Iloilo.
Richard Prevendido aka Buang was the other PDEA-identified drug lord of Iloilo City and has emerged as the biggest drug lord in Western Visayas after Melvin Odicta Sr. was killed in Caticlan, Aklan.
According to reports from local mediamen, the police operation was conducted at around 8PM on September 1, 2017 led by Iloilo provincial police director Senior Supt. Marlon Tayaba.
The other fatality in the police operation was identified as Dopoy, Richard Prevendido’s son who traded gunshots with police operatives using pistols and an assault rifle.
The Prevendidos lived at Landheights Subdivision in Balabago village, Jaro, Iloilo.
The news of the killing of Iloilo’s top drug lord has been drawing mixed reactions on social media.
Inigoyhanna Sanisacse remarked: “Cleansing operation yan… Inunahan na nang hindi mabuking…”
Hilbert Bautista shared the sentiment of conspiracy theorists. “I smell something fishy… Bat ngaun lng yan? Na papunta na jan si espinido… Prang tinutumba na nila pra di mailaglag si mabilog hahaha.”
Elmer Cabonilas commented: “NAG CLEANSING NA ALAM NA THIS..TRABAHO NA ANG PRO6 PARA HINDI MAHALATA .INTAY KAYO PAG SI ESPINIDO NA ANG MAGING PRO6 DIRECTOR.WALIS LAHAT YONG MGA PULIS NAKAPAYOLA SA MGA DRUGLORDS..”
Frederick Bugs Cubillas wrote: “alam na dis! wala pa si espenido dyan pinatay nyo na ang kakanta sa kanya hahaha”
Choi Bustamante remarked: “Nag lilinis ng bakuran sa iloilo wala si espenido nyan.”
RMN Iloilo went on Facebook LIVE from the house of the Prevendidos where they met their end.
Richard Prevendido carries a P1M bounty on his head.
Video courtesy of RMN Iloilo
NO.1 DRUG LORD SA WESTERN VISAYAS NGA SI RICHARD PREVENDIDO, PATAY MATAPOS GINSERBEHAN SANG WARRANT OF ARREST SA LANDHEIGHTS, BRGY. BALABAGO, JARO, ILOILO
Kaupod niya nga napatay ang ginalegar hinablos ni Richard nga si Ariel Prevendido alyas Shabu.
Posted by Rmn Iloilo on Friday, September 1, 2017