Drug suspect killed in Tondo buy-bust
A drug suspect was killed in a buy-bust operation in Binondo, Manila on Wednesday.
Police identified the suspect as Rolando “Rolly” De Vera, who was on the drug watch list in his village.
The buy-bust operation was conducted by the Manila Police District Station 11-Station Drug Enforcement Team (SDET) at Gate 54 Parola Compound Binondo, Manila around 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday.
Based on the spot report, during a meeting with the poseur-buyer, De Vera ran to a small alley after he sensed that he was transacting with a police officer.
“The subject sensed that he [was] transacting with a police officer which prompted him to run towards the small alley inside the said place and immediately drew his firearm and shot the poseur-buyer,” the report read.
The poseur buyer, Police Officer 1 Joan Inco, fired back and twice hit the suspect in the body. Authorities then brought De Vera to Gat Andres Bonifacio Medical Center where he was declared dead on arrival.
The operation was led by PCI Rommel Salazar.
Fourteen transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu (crystal meth), one caliber 9mm pistol and one P500 bill were recovered from the scene. /ee
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