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Drug suspect killed in Bohol raid; P6.8 million shabu seized

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Richie Banquil , a suspected drug personality,  was killed in a raid in Barangay Cahayag in Tubigon town, Bohol Thursday, July 11. Photo: RSOG

A suspected drug personality was killed in a drug raid in Barangay Cahayag in Tubigon town, Bohol Thursday, July 11.

Police Major Jojit Mananquil, team leader of the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG) 7, identified the suspect as Richie Banquil, 31, a resident of Barangay Cahayag in Tubigon.

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1 kilo of suspected shabu seized from the suspect. Photo: RSOG-7

At 11 a.m. on Thursday, RSOG operatives and Tubigon police were serving a search warrant on Banquil’s house when the suspect fled and opened fire upon seeing the law enforcers.

Banquil shot the police, but he was eventually killed when the authorities fired back, according to Mananquil.

The suspect succumbed to gunshot wounds in the body and head. He was rushed to Tubigon Community Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Banquil was in the police’s list of drug personalities who got

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his drug supply from Cebu.

It took police at least three months to conduct surveillance on Banquil. They were able to trace his illegal drug trade when his brother , Jeopard,  a  regional level high value target, was arrested last March.

Operatives seized one kilo of shabu with an estimated value of P6.8 million from the suspect’s bodega (warehouse) .

Additional 169 tablets of suspected ecstasy were also recovered.

Police also arrested Banquil’s sister Christina, Junrey Taghap , Romel Ullyamot and Jayson Asuela who were inside Banquil’s house during the raid.

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Police also arrested Christina Banquil, Junrey Taghap , Romel Ullyamot and Jayson Asuela who were inside Banquil’s house during the raid. Photo: RSOG-7

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