Inquirer, August 27, 2016
ILOILO CITY, Philippines—An Iloilo businessman and his wife were shot dead early Monday at the port in Caticlan, Aklan province two days after Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa confirmed that Melvin Odicta was the drug lord in Iloilo popularly known as “Dragon.”
The port is the jump-off point to the highly popular Boracay island resort .
Melvin and his wife Meriam were identified by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Authority through the identification cards recovered from them, according to Senior Supt. John Mitchelle Jamili, Aklan police director, in an interview over RMN dyRI in Iloilo.
He said the couple were walking at the walkway of the port terminal from the roll-on roll-off vessel around 1:30 a.m. when they were shot by the unknown
Jamili said the couple were brought to Malay District Hospital in Aklan but were declared dead by the attending physician.
The Odicta couple earlier sought help from Interior Secretary Ismael “Mike” Sueño and denied that they were into illegal drug trade.
Dela Rosa, however, dismissed the denial and identified Melvin as “Dragon,” the biggest drug lord in Iloilo. RAM
ABS-CBN’s Inday Espina-Varona shared Bombo Radyo Roxas (OFFICIAL)’s post.
Here’s an eye witness narrative as told to Bombo re the twin Odicta murders in Caticlan Port ( yes, the one that takes us to and from Boracay) early today.
A trusted aid of the couple said their trip onboard a roll on-roll off vessel had no untoward incident.
They were disembarking, with the couple in front of him, when they heard a shot.
The witness said Miriam Odicta fell immediately. The witness said he and another passenger carried her to one side. The witness said Melvin had turned his head towards his wife. Then two shots rang outz The next thing they saw was Boyet on his knees, begging for help.
The gunman was described as being 5’2″ to 5’3″ ft in height, with short.
Bombo Radyo Roxas (OFFICIAL)
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Ginsaysay man sa Bombo Radyo sang mismo salaligan sang