Jeremy Paderan
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 24
Incident Details
  • Date of Incident: November 7, 2018
  • City of Incident: Cagayan De Oro City
  • Province of Incident: Misamis Oriental
  • Killed in police operation
Source(s)

ANOTHER suspected drug personality was killed while a government employee was arrested in separate anti-illegal drug operations in Cagayan de Oro City, Wednesday, November 7.

Police killed Jeremi Paderan Jr. alias “Along”, a resident of District 6, Consolacion, in a drug bust.

Authorities said the suspect fought back (nanlaban) which resulted in an armed confrontation.

Police investigation disclosed that the suspect, who was on board a motorcycle with a companion, delivered a sachet of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) to an undercover policeman.

But when the suspect’s companion sensed that they were dealing with the police, he immediately fled leaving the target suspect in the area.

The suspect allegedly fired his 38 caliber revolver, forcing the back-up operatives to retaliate. The suspect was hit thrice.

He was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead shortly.

Investigators recovered the suspect’s gun and three sachets of suspected meth in the area.

Superintendent Mardy Hortillosa II, spokesperson of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo), said the pieces of evidence including the gun will be turned over to the court.

“Kanang mga armas nga makuha sa mga suspek i-present na sa korte dili na makuha pagbalik sa pulis or else makasuhan ang police ana,” he said.

Hortillosa said Paderan figured in the Director for Intelligence (DI) list and was the 12th drug suspect killed in the city.

Meanwhile, an employee of the Land Transportation Office Northern Mindanao (LTO-10) was arrested in a drug bust launched by the anti-narcotics agents in Bulua.

Members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Northern Mindanao (PDEA-10) arrested Michael Rey Laureta, LTO’s transportation regulation officer, after he allegedly delivered sachets of suspected shabu.

He will face drug charges.