Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa claimed that even after the death of alleged Iloilo drug lord Melvin Odicta and wife Meriam, drug trade still persists in Iloilo City.

On 1 pm on Wednesday, the bodies of the couple were brought to their home in Iloilo City in two funeral cars. Wailing and shouts of anger was heard as these cars entered the Odicta Compound.

The bodies were brought home two days after an unidentified gunman shot them as they disembarked from a vessel at the Caticlan port in Aklan.

Bato: After death of Odictas, drug trade persists in Iloilo
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According to Dela Rosa, another syndicate, the Prevendido Group are still active in the province, but he claims they are on the run as the police are hunting them down.

Dela Rosa In a press conference in Cotabato City also on Wednesday,  said residents of Iloilo would soon feel the impact of the Odictas’ deaths, which would be a drop in crime rate in the province.

The PNP Chief claims that the killings of the couple were not done by the police. “There’s an investigation. The truth will come out,” he said.

Despite the commotion at the Odicta compound, the Odicta family issued an appeal.

“We are not interested in filing any cases or to press for an investigation. We want peace for the sake of their children and loved ones left behind,” said Noel Odicta, brother of Melvin and village chief of Tanza Esperanza.

“The past is past. If they have done something wrong, we apologize. They are already dead,” Noel said, addressing himself to Mr. Duterte and Dela Rosa.

Relatives of the deceased claim they want to focus on the businesses left by the two. MJM

Source: Inquirer

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