Ozamiz Mayor Rey Parojinog and wife killed in police raid


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Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog was killed in an early morning raid conducted by the Ozamiz City police on the Parojinog compound. Ozamiz police head, Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido led the raid at the Parojinog home.

Other sources say that the mayor’s first wife, Susan have also been killed together with six other individuals.

Vice mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez and her sibling were also reported arrested.

The raid yielded shabu and several high powered firearms.

The Parojinogs have been widely reported as among the top personalities involved in the illegal drug trade in the region. Their names were included in a list presented by President Rodrigo Duterte to the media last year.

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Herbert Colanggo, one of the top drug lords in the country and a key figure in the case filed against Leila de Lima is the boyfriend of Vice Mayor Echavez.

Aside from their involvement in illegal drugs, Parojinog and Echavez were also charged with graft before the Sandiganbayan over the alleged anomalous contract for the renovation of a gymnasium in 2008.

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