Drug suspect dies in shootout
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.