2 suspects killed in QCPD drug bust
MANILA — Two drug suspects, including a drug user who surrendered under Oplan Tokhang, were killed in a buy-bust operation in Novaliches, Quezon City on Saturday night.
Ashley Gumander and another suspect with an alias “Boy” were killed when they reportedly shot at undercover cops at around 8:30 p.m. at No. 11, C. Ponciana St., Nitang Avenue in Barangay Gulod.
A report from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Station 4 said that cops from the station conducted the buy-bust on the suspects but they fired at the operatives when they sensed that they were policemen. The drug targets were killed after a shootout with the police.
Seized from the two were a .45 pistol, a homemade shotgun, four sachets of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and a weighing scale.
The QCPD head, Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, said that Gumander was among the drug targets of Station 4 and that he surrendered last July under the police’s Oplan Tokhang.
The QCPD is bent winning the war against drugs to fight crime in the city, according to Eleazar.
“We are working closely with the local government and concerned citizens in Quezon City in this campaign,” he added. SFM/rga