A drug personality, who happened to be an escapee from detention in San Pedro City, Laguna, was killed in a buy bust operation Sunday night in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro.
The fatality was identified as Bemjo Gayod, jobless, of Sitio Kaner, Bgy. Sabang, Puerto Galera.
Reports said the operation was conducted at 10:35 p.m. a few meters away from the suspect’s house.
Elements of Oriental Mindoro Provincial Police Office (PPO) received information regarding the illegal activities of the suspect.
A team led by Senior Insp. Teofilo B. Awingan conducted a buy bust operation. However, at the height of the operation, the suspect sensed that he was negotiating with cops so he took out a gun and fired at the team, who returned fire, killing him.
Information revealed that the suspect is one of the six detainees of San Pedro City Police Station who escaped in May 2017.
Recovered from the slain suspect were a plastic sachets of shabu, the buy bust money, a P1,000 buy-bust money, a super .38 pistol and 13 plastic sachets of suspected shabu.