CAMP Brig. Gen. Vicente Lim, Bgy. Canlubang, Calamba City, Laguna -- The incumbent chairman of Bgy. Sta. Fe, Dasmariñas City in Cavite was nabbed for illegal drugs and gun on Wednesday.
Cavite police director Senior Supt. William Segun, in a report to PRO4A director Chief Supt. Edward Carranza, identified the suspect as Randy Buñag Noora, 44, of Block 10, Lot 18.
Segun said joint personnel of Cavite Provincial Intelligence Board, Special Operations Group and Dasmariñas City police conducted a joint buy-bust operation which resulted in the arrest of the barangay captain.
During the operation, a police officer acting as poseur-buyer was able to buy a sachet of shabu from the suspect for P500 in marked money.
When frisked, police recovered from the chairman 14 more sachets of shabu, an Armscor caliber .45 pistol (SN1337384) loaded with six bullets, a glass pipe, aluminum foil strip, a weighing scale and a disposable lighter, small transparent plastic sachets.
Police said Noora was a former drug surrenderer in 2016. He won as barangay captain of Santa Fe in May 2018 barangay elections.
Meanwhile in Biñan City, a suspected drug pusher was killed during a buy-bust operation that turned into an armed encounter yesterday morning.
Laguna police director Senior Supt. Eleazar Matta identified the suspect as Aries Dimaranan, who is included on the drug watchlist of Philippine National Police (PNP) Directorate for Intelligence.
Matta said elements of Biñan City Police Station conducted a buy-bust operation against the suspect in Bgy. Calalay that led to his death.
The suspect noticed that he was transacting with an undercover policeman who posed as a buyer and immediately drew his cal. .38 pistol and fired at the lawmen who was forced to return fire, wounding the suspect.
Police called an emergency ambulance and brought the wounded suspect to the hospital where he died while undergoing treatment.
Matta added that the suspect has been the subject of complaints from cluster leaders and residents of the barangay for involvement in illegal drugs trade and a known drug pusher in the area.
With Dennis Abrina