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Home Grenade Explodes When Drug Suspect Was Cornered By Police

A homemade grenade exploded as a drug suspect was cornered by CIDG-PNP operatives at his residence at Airport Road, corner Lamdagan Street, early Friday morning.

Police Inspector Joe Pacito Yape Jr., chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), identified the suspect as Paul P. Dagamac, 34, of Cogon district, Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

In the search warrant issued by RTC Executive Judge Fernando Fuentes, the area raided was pinpointed as a drug den, a venue for the sale of shabu.

CIDG agents PO1 Renato Garcia and PO1 Herold Bihag alleged that the suspect was engaged in the distribution of shabu.

When operatives surrounded the area, the suspect noticed their presence. It was at this juncture that Dagamac allegedly threatened to release the grenade, and barred the operatives to go near him.

Sensing the arrest, he released the grenade. However, a shrapnel strayed upon explosion and hit him.

Operatives said that neighbors interviewed confirmed that the suspect is peddling drugs at said residence at the corner before entering the City Airport.

Dagamac was brought to the Gallares Memorial Hospital for treatment. Afterwhich, he was transferred to Camp Dagohoy stockade.

Seized by the operatives were two decks of suspected shabu, plastic with traces of shabu, empty plastic of various sizes, twisted foil, rolled tin foil, syringe, improvised sealer, forcep, a cutter and tooter. Also seized from the suspect's bedroom were an improvised hunting knife, a shirt with PNP markings, leather wallet containing the badge, ATM Landbank card and notebook with calculator.

The city PNP operatives who joined the raid were led by Police Inspector Miguel Jimenez.

With the raiding team were Zacarias Castro of DOJ, Cogon barangay kagawads Jeremias Pabe and Philip Besas, Cogon Barangay Chief Tanod Generoso Diez and DYRD radio reporter Willy Maestrado.

PO2 John Guilbert Basalo conducted the inventory of seized items inside the Dagamac residence last Friday. - 2004 News Archive - Bohol Chronicle

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