Drug sus­pect dies in shootout

Tempo - - News - Casi­nas) (Jhon Aldrin

An al­leged drug per­son­al­ity was killed in a shootout with po­lice dur­ing a buy-bust op­er­a­tion in Pasig City early yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Po­lice said the vic­tim iden­ti­fied only as alias “Abba” was de­clared dead on ar­rival at Rizal Med­i­cal Cen­ter (RMC).

Se­nior Supt. Riza­l­ito Ga­pas, Pasig City po­lice chief, said Abba was in­volved in the killing of an­other drug per­son­al­ity in Barangay Palatiw, Pasig City, last Septem­ber.

Ga­pas fur­ther said Abba killed drug push­ers who failed to re­mit pay­ment to him.

Ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion showed that at around 2 a.m., Pasig City Po­lice Sta­tion Drug En­force­ment Unit (SDEU) con­ducted a buy-bust op­er­a­tion against the sus­pect on P. Tranex Street in Barangay Rosario, Pasig.

When the un­der­cover cop handed the ₱200 buy-bust money, the sus­pect sensed that he was deal­ing with au­thor­i­ties, prompt­ing him to pull out a gun and fired shots at the law­man.

Po­lice re­tal­i­ated, hit­ting the sus­pect in the body.

Probers re­cov­ered 11 sa­chets of sus­pected shabu, five fired car­tridge cases, a .45-cal­iber pis­tol and the buy-bust money.

Po­lice are es­tab­lish­ing the iden­tity of Abba.

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