Drug personality dies in police shootout in Ormoc
ORMOC CITY—A drug surrenderer was shot dead by policemen in what they claimed was a shootout following a buy bust operation at Sitio Lunas, Barangay Can-untog here on Friday morning.
Senior Insp. Franklin Romeo Parangan, head of the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU), identified the suspect as Rodrigo Pepito, 55, and a resident of Sitio Lunas.
Parangan said a police backup was forced to shoot at Pepito after he pointed a .38-caliber pistol at the undercover policeman and pulled the trigger thrice but the gun didn’t fire.
Recovered from the suspect was a small plastic sachet containing white substance suspected to be shabu bought by the poseur buyer for P500.
His sling bag contained 13 sachets of shabu worth about P20,000. /jpv
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