Iloilo City Jed Mabilog PUBLICLY ANNOUNCED that he wanted Panay Island DRUG LORD Melvin Odicta ARRESTED after Odicta was named as the alias DRAGON Asian Triad Visayan kingpin. Of course, it was to the self interest of Mayor Mabilog to make such an announcement since he himself (Mabilog) was earlier publicly named and shamed on national TV by President Duterte as the DRUG PROTECTOR in his LGU (local government unit). Mabilog hoped to CLEAN his image by now appearing to be on an ANTI-DRUG advocate. The mayor jumped on the KICK Odicta bandwagon after PNP Chief Bato Dela Rosa revealed Odicta’s name. Odicta promptly paid a courtesy call to Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mike Sueno to deny his involvement in illegal drugs. PNP is under the DILG. Now Odicta and his wife are DEAD. Mabilog fears that the same people who killed Odicta will kill him too. Odicta supporters may also want to have Mabilog killed to avenge the death of their patron. PNP security escorts are usually removed for city executives suspected of protecting DRUG LORDS. Gun licences issued to the suspected mayors are also rescinded. This situation makes MABILOG a SITTING DUCK or, at least, an easier target to HUNT and KILL.
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Bato: Iloilo trader is drug lord ‘Dragon’
ILOILO CITY—The highest-ranking official of the Philippine National Police minced no words in identifying a businessman from this city as a top drug lord who goes by the alias “Dragon” in crime rings.
PNP Director General Ronald Dela Rosa on Friday pointed to businessman Melvin Odicta as a top drug suspect who is on the PNP list of individuals who are under surveillance for involvement in drug trafficking.
Dela Rosa made the statement in reaction to denials from the camp of Odicta that the businessman is involved in drugs.
The PNP chief said while police have yet to gather enough evidence to pin Odicta down, pieces of evidence are being gathered from members of the syndicate to which Odicta belongs.
“Drug lords are hard to arrest. They do not carry drugs. But we will eventually get them,” said Dela Rosa after speaking at rites celebrating the 115th anniversary of the Philippine National Police.
Odicta and wife Merriam went to the office of Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno on Thursday afternoon.
Odicta’s lawyers, who accompanied the couple, said their clients went to Sueno not to surrender but to clear their names and seek help against threats to their lives.
But Chief Supt. Jose Gentiles, Western Visayas police director, said Odicta’s group supplies illegal drugs to the entire Iloilo province and other parts of Panay Island.
Gentiles said there was still no significant inroads against Odicta’s group but he said the operation of the group is “contracting.”
Odicta has been identified by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency as the head of one of two main drug groups operating in Iloilo.
The other drug group is led by a Richard Prevendido which Gentiles described as “decimated.”
He cited the decrease in the supply of drug which pushed the local street price of shabu (methampetamine hydrochloride) from P11,000 per five grams to more than P20,000.
Odicta, who has several businesses in Iloilo City, has repeatedly denied the accusations. He operates a fleet of taxis, under the Melvin name, vans for hire and a restaurant in the city.
He is facing criminal charges for leading a group of men in an attempt to forcibly enter radio station Aksyon Radyo Iloilo which has been airing reports and commentaries against illegal drugs.
After the attempted break-in at Aksyon Radyo Iloilo, the PNP Firearms and Explosives Office revoked Odicta’s licenses and registration for 12 firearms including three assault rifles, five handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun and a machine pistol.
In July, unidentified men burned two Melvin taxis in separate cases in Iloilo. The drivers were left unharmed and their earnings were not taken, ruling out robbery as the motive of the attacks.
No group or individual claimed responsibility for the burning of the vehicles.
President Duterte had cited Iloilo as “most shabulized” to describe the city as having the worst illegal drug problem in the country.
He named Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, three municipal mayors and several former and current police officials as involved in illegal drugs.
The officials have denied the President’s allegations.
Dela Rosa evaded a question from a reporter who asked him if Mabilog was a protector of drug lords.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr., Inquirer Visayas, August 28, 2016
Duterte: Iloilo Drug Lord Alias Dragon, wife shot dead in Aklan
Alleged Iloilo drug lord Melvin Odicta, wife shot dead
Elyrose S. Naorbe, Iloilo-based correspondent, CNN Philippines, August 29, 2016
(CNN Philippines) — Alleged Iloilo drug lord Melvin Odicta Sr. and his wife Meriam were shot dead at around 1:30 a.m. Monday at the Caticlan Jetty Port in Aklan.
According to Aklan Police Provincial Director PSSupt. John Jamili, the Odictas were onboard a 2go Ro-Ro from Batangas to Caticlan Port, when an unidentified assailant shot the couple dead upon arriving.
Atty. Raymond Fortun, the legal counsel of the Odictas, confirmed to CNN Philippines the death of the couple. He said their camp is still gathering more information on the incident.
Fortun added the Odictas are “good people,” and urged the media to monitor developments on the case.
Meanwhile, Atty. Gualberto Cataluña, lawyer of the family, also confirmed that Meriam was shot on her back while Melvin was targeted on his leg, head, and chest.
“Melvin even called me for help but they were declared dead when they arrived at the Malay District Hospital,” Cataluña said.
Melvin Odicta Sr., also known as “Dragon,” was considered as one of the drug lords in Western Visayas. He operates the Melvin taxi fleet, a van service, and a restaurant.
On Thursday, Odicta and his wife Meriam appeared before Interior Sec. Mike Sueno at Camp Crame to clear their names and deny the allegations.
A day after, Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog asked the Philippine National Police (PNP) to arrest Odicta, provided that there is strong evidence against the alleged drug lord.
Mabilog admitted he has received information on how Odicta is running the illegal drug trade in Panay region. The mayor said the arrest of Odicta will help improve the image of the city.
President Rodrigo Duterte earlier said Iloilo is the most “shabulized” province in the country. The President also included Mabilog on his “narco-politicians” list.