A ‘HIGH-VALUE TARGET’ in Central Mindanao was killed in a shootout with police officers in a buy-bust in General Santos City on Tuesday, Police Regional Office 12 director Brigadier General Michael John F. Dubria reported yesterday.
Dubria identified the suspect as Bimbo Datumangoda Solaiman alias ‘Dats,’ of Purok 11-A, Block 4, Barangay Fatima in General Santos City.
Dubria said that the suspect was found in possession of a .38 revolver with three live ammunition and a spent cartridge, 19 pieces of plastic sachets containing shabu and the marked money paid to him by a poseur in a sting in Purok La Vista, Barangay Tambler around 12:20 p.m.on Tuesday.
Members of the PRO12 Regional Drug Enforcement Unit and Regional Intelligence Division, joined by operatives from the General Santos City Police Station 5 conducted the operation.
The suspect has just handed to the undercover officer the drugs when he sensed the sting and fired at the lawman but missed.