AUTHORITIES seized over P27 million worth of illegal drugs from a drug peddler who was killed after allegedly fighting it out against the police during a drug bust.
National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, Major General Guillermo Eleazar, identified the suspect as Edgardo Alfonso from Barangay Tramo, Pasig City.
Operatives from the NCRPO Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU), Quezon City Police Station, and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)- conducted the drug bust against Alfonso in front of a gasoline station along P. Tuazon Avenue, corner 18th Avenue, Barangay San Roque, Quezon City around 5:15 a.m. Sunday, September 15.
The policeman, who served as a poseur buyer, was able to buy from Alfonso a kilo of suspected shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride worth over P6 million.
Eleazar said Alfonso sensed that he was dealing with a police which prompted the suspect to fire shots against the policemen.
He said the suspect tried to escape while continuously firing against the cops, who retaliated, which resulted to Alfonso's death.
Police also recovered at least four kilograms of shabu worth at least P27.2 million from the suspect.
Eleazar said Alfonso is allegedly a part of a drug syndicate whose leaders were operating while inside the National Bilibid Prison.
“Kasama sa case operational plan ang transaction mga kumpas sa na nakakulong sa Bilibid na nagbibigay ng guidance utos galing doon at sila nagpapatakbo dito sa labas kaya yun ang patuloy natin iniimbestigahan,” he said.
“Batay sa mga transaction ng atin mga kausap, nagbibigay sila ng ganung impormasyon. So, we need to find it out kung ano talaga modus siya. Kasi ‘yung courier trusted ng group na mag-deliver ng huge quantity. Patuloy na case buildup,” he added.
The seized pieces of evidence were brought to the PNP Crime Laboratory Office for examination. (SunStar Philippines)