A MAN tagged as the no. 1 priority drug target of the Calabarzon police was killed in a gunbattle with undercover officers out to arrest him during a buy-bust operation in Naga City shortly after noon Tuesday, Police Regional Office 4-A director, Brigadier General Vicente D. Danao Jr. reported yesterday.
Dirimpasan Pangandang Unte, a resident of Naga City and Dasmariñas City in Cavite was described as the number 1 in the PRO4-A Regional Recalibrated Priority Database on Illegal Drugs prior to the sting which ended up in a shootout along the Almeda Highway in Naga City at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, the official said.
The suspect is believed to be engaged in the distribution of shabu in Naga City and other parts of Bicol and Calabarzon region specifically Cavite province.
According to Danao, the Cavite Police Provincial Office headed by Colonel Marlon R. Santos fully coordinated their operation to arrest the suspect thru an entrapment operation with the PRO5 headed by Brig. Gen. Anthony S. Alcañeses.