Leader of criminal group gunned down in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – A shooting incident transpired along the Brgy Nanguneg, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur August 9, 2018 at 10:30 in the morning which resulted in the death of a High Value Target according to a press release from the PNP PRO1 Public Information Office.

Police Chief Inspector Marcelo S Martinez, Chief of Police, Narvacan Municipal Police Station, identified the victim as Abraham A. Cabuena, a resident of Barangay Cagayungan, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur.

Initial investigation conducted disclosed that Cabuena, a drug surrenderee of the said municipality, was the leader of Cabuena Group, a group engaged in illegal drug activities operating in Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan and Baguio City. His name was also in President Duterte’s narco-list.

Based on the investigation, Cabuena was riding a black HONDA TMX 125 motorcycle when two unidentified male persons allegedly shot him several times before fleeing in an unknown direction.

Cabuena sustained multiple gunshot wound on the different parts of his body and was declared dead on the spot by Dr. Jay Laarni M Batulan, RHU-Narvacan personnel upon examination of the victim.

PCSupt Romulo E Sapitula, PRO1 Regional Director, ordered the Regional Crime Laboratory Office for the ballistic examination and cross matching of the cal. 45, seven fired cartridges and four fired bullets collected from the crime scene.

Recovered from the possession of the victim were cash amounting to Php. 2,227.00, two Samsung cellphones and a motorcycle. All are under the  custody of Navacan Police Station for proper disposition. Motive is still undetermined.

PCSupt Romulo E Sapitula also directed the Chief of Police of Narvacan MPS to conduct thorough investigation of the case. (TNM/PNP PRO1 PIO)