Camp Sgt. Quintin M Merecido, Buhangin, Davao City- A notorious gang leader, a known rioter and had been involved in several robbery incidents in the area of Talomo PS and its neighboring places was neutralized by DEU Personnel of PS3-Talomo after an exchange of firefight during buy bust operation yesterday.

Initial investigation conducted disclosed that at about 11:40 PM of September 10, 2019, abovementioned operating personnel conducted buybust operation at Purok 22, Sitio Malamboon, Brgy. 76-A Ecoland ,Davao City against the suspect identified as Alias “Jun-jun.”

Further, the said suspect sold one (1) medium- sized sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be “shabu” to the police officer who posed as buyer. When he was about to be arrested, suspect suddenly drew a pistol from his leather sling bag, color black and shot the responding plice operatives but missed his target which compelled the operatives to return fire to immobilize the suspect who incurred gun shot wounds on his body.

Immediately, the wounded suspect was brought to SPMC for medical treatment but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician. While at the hospital, illegal drugs such as sachets of marijuana, rugby, and other non-drug items were recovered in the possession of the suspect duly witnessed by the hospital staff.

According to PBGEN MARCELO C MORALES, Regional Director, “Upon arrival of the SOCO team and processed the crime scene, they recovered One (1) unit cal .38 revolver cylinder loaded with Four (4) live ammos and Two (2) fire cartridges, two (2) pieces fired cartridge case of .9mm caliber.

The estimated street value of the confiscated drug items amounted to more or less Php 8,000.

Meanwhile, PBGen Morales commended the operatives for their efficiency and good police work and warned that the PNP will continue to penetrate every corner of the region and will spare NO ONE in the campaign against illegal drugs to win the battle.