CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Three suspected drug personalities were killed in an armed encounter with police during an anti-illegal drug operation conducted in Barangay Malpitic, this city, recently.
According to police, operatives of the Pampanga Drug Enforcement Unit, Pampanga Intelligence Branch and City of San Fernando Police Station launched the drug bust against one Alvin Lingat who was listed as target drug personality of the city police.
However, during the conduct of the drug bust, Lingat, together with two other cohorts, allegedly noticed that they were dealing with police operatives and immediately pulled their guns and fired at authorities.
A shootout with police authorities and suspects then ensued which resulted to the death of Lingat and his cohorts who remain unidentified as of press time, the police report added.
Confiscated from the crime scene were 18 sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu with an estimated street value of P80,000, two caliber .38 and one .45 caliber firearms and the P1,500 marked money used in the operation.