Neptali Alfredo Pondoc

Pursuing its commitment to help in eradicating illegal drugs in the country, the New People’s Army claimed it executed a suspected drug trader in Davao City. Rigoberto Sanchez, the spokesperson of the New People’s Army-Southern Mindanao, said in a statement that guerrillas from the 1st Pulang Bagani Battalion “meted out the ...

Pursuing its commitment to help in eradicating illegal drugs in the country, the New People’s Army claimed it executed a suspected drug trader in Davao City.

Rigoberto Sanchez, the spokesperson of the New People’s Army-Southern Mindanao, said in a statement that guerrillas from the 1st Pulang Bagani Battalion “meted out the death penalty” to  Neptali Alfredo Pondoc in his “farm-turned-drug den”.

“Neptali operates one of the drug syndicates that trade shabu from Diwalwal in Monkayo, Compostela Valley to Panabo City,  Paquibato and Calinan in Davao City,” Sanchez said.

Sanchez hinted that Pondoc was also involved in selling drugs to people in the government including government militias.

In a rare event, the NPA admitted that the operation against Neptali was in response to a standing arrest warrant that a court issued against the alleged drug suspect.

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