1 killed in Bu­lua drug bust

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Top Stories - By Al­wen Salir­ing

A drug sus­pect whom the po­lice iden­ti­fied as mem­ber of a rob­bery group was killed af­ter fight­ing back (nan­la­ban) against the anti-il­le­gal oper­a­tives in a drug bust at Apovel Sub­di­vi­sion in Bu­lua, Ca­gayan de Oro City, Tues­day night, Jan­uary 8.

The op­er­a­tion turned bloody when mem­bers of Po­lice Sta­tion 7 en­gaged the sus­pect iden­ti­fied as Say­jan Ga­di­ane, of Barangay Pun­tod, this city, in an armed con­fronta­tion.

Au­thor­i­ties claimed the sus­pect was armed with a re­volver pis­tol and was first to open fire af­ter sens­ing that he was deal­ing with the po­lice, which forced the oper­a­tives to re­tal­i­ate.

The sus­pect sus­tained two gun­shot wounds on the chest.

Au­thor­i­ties re­cov­ered the sus­pect’s gun, three fired car­tridges of un­de­ter­mined cal­iber, and 11 sa­chets of sus­pected shabu (Metham­phetamine hy­drochlo­ride).

In­ves­ti­ga­tors said the

sus­pect was in­cluded in the list of the Direc­torate for In­tel­li­gence (DI) in Camp Crame.

Se­nior In­spec­tor Brec­cia Ruth Tow­nend, po­lice sta­tion 7 chief, said the sus­pect was of­ten de­tained for sev­eral crimes com­mit­ted.

“Labas pa­sok siya sa ku­lun­gan since 2011 as per record,”Tow­nend said.

She said the sus­pect was in­volved in a rob­bery in­ci­dent in 2011 and drug re­lated cases in 2015 and 2016.

Tow­nend also said he was a mem­ber of Baguio rob­bery group.

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