‘Chop-chop’ body parts dumped in front of Bacolod-NBI office

BACOLOD CITY – Body parts were dumped in front of the National Bureau of Investigation office on Aguinaldo St., Barangay 4, this city, on Friday, March 1.


POLICE probe a sack containing human body parts found in front of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Bacolod in Barangay 4, Bacolod City on Friday, March 1. (Photo courtesy of Police Station 2)

Police Capt. Glenn Montaño, head of Police Station 2, said that an NBI staff discovered a sack containing a frozen mutilated left arm, left leg, and two ears, around 5:45 a.m.

Montaño said that a note linking an NBI agent as protector of a drug lord was also left in the area.

He said that based on their investigation, the NBI agent has been active in the campaign against illegal gambling.

Montaño said they are exploring all the possibilities to identify the owner of the body parts and establish the motive.

He said no individual was reported missing here recently. "This could also be a diversionary tactic," he added.

Montaño said they are probing the grim discovery and have coordinated with the NBI that will conduct its own investigation about the incident.

Renoir Baldovino, NBI-Bacolod head, said that the last anti-drug operation they conducted was three years ago, and there are no reports based on their records linking the NBI agent to the illegal drugs trade.

“As far as we’re concerned, if this is calculated to sow fear on us because we’re currently active against illegal gambling, we will continue with our mandate,” Baldovino said.

Last year, Mayor Alfredo Albee Benitez expressed alarm over the cases of human body parts here.

Benitez urged the NBI to solve these cases. “Let them do their job,” he said, adding that he will also call their attention to determine why it happened there.

“It seems that they’re really challenging the NBI,” the mayor said.

Benitez told the perpetrators that they chose the wrong city.