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Alleged drug peddler slain in Panglao buy-bust

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 02:50 PM July 28, 2018

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol – An alleged drug peddler was killed in a shootout with policemen during a buy-bust operation in Panglao town, Saturday morning.

Members of the Panglao Police Station and Provincial Mobile Force (PMF) of Bohol Provincial Police Office identified the fatality as Roger Dayagan Apale.

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Apale, 39, was a native of Baclayon town but he was temporarily residing in Panglao.

Police Supt. Gaylord Tamayo said they received information that the suspect  was a known drug peddler and was an armed personality in the area.

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Operatives conducted a buy-bust against Apale at 9:40 a.m. at his rented apartment in Barangay Tawala in Panglao.

However, upon sensing that he was transacting with a poseur buyer, the suspect pulled out his handgun and fired at the policemen.

Back-up officers retaliated resulting in a brief shootout which led to the death of Apale due to multiple bullet wounds.

Authorities seized three sachets of shabu with estimated street value of P68,440 and a loaded caliber .45 revolver.

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TAGS: Bohol, buy-bust, Drug Peddler, Gaylord Tamayo, Panglao, ‎Police, Roger Dayagan Apale, shabu
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