THE National Bureau of Investigation said Friday it was now investigating the ambush of Customs Deputy Commissioner Arturo Lachica, who was shot and killed by an unidentified assailant Thursday night in Manila.
NBI Director Dante Gierran said Friday they would do their best to solve the case but declined to give a time line for completing their investigation.
Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon appealed to informants to help them identify Lachica’s killers.
“I have instructed both our intelligence and enforcement units to support the investigating agencies,” Faeldon said.
Lachica was shot and killed in his car while his driver/bodyguard, who was waiting for the traffic light to turn green on España Boulevard and Kundiman Street, was wounded. Another aide who was sitting with him in the back of the car was not hurt.
Lachica was taken to United Doctors Medical Center but he died while undergoing treatment. He was appointed to the bureau in July 2014.