POLICE shot dead a suspected drug pusher while three others were arrested in separate drug bust operations in Davao City in the past two days.
Operatives of San Pedro police, led by its station commander Chief Insp. Ronald Lao, conducted a drug bust operation at around at 2:45 p.m. at Purok 22 in Catalunan Peque¤o where the slain suspect was identified as Gabriel Aviles, alias Tagalog, 29, a resident of San Juan Del Monte in Bulacan.
A police officer acted as a fake buyer but the suspect immediately pulled off a firearm from his pillow after sensing it was an entrapment operation.
The police operative, however, was quick to react and used his government-issued firearm and shot the suspect.
Seized from the suspect's possession were sachets of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P46,000 and a .45 caliber pistol.
Scene of the Crime Operatives (Soco) also recovered two pieces live ammunition.
The cadaver of the suspect was brought to Anghel Funeral Homes.
The second operation was held at 4:45 p.m. at San Miguel, Dumanlas in Buhangin, which was led by operatives from Sta. Ana police in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Davao Region, and resulted to the arrest of the suspect identified as Antonio Saveron Casafranca, alias Tony, 58, and a resident of Barangay 31-D.
The suspect was arrested after he received the P500 buy-bust money from a police officer who acted as a buyer.
Seized from the suspect's possession were eight sachets of suspected shabu.
The suspect is currently detained at the Sta. Ana police station.
Two other suspects were arrested at a checkpoint organized by Task Force Davao in Bunawan.
The two suspected drug pushers were identified as Generoso Ngoho Olasiman Jr., alias Jun-Jun, 37, fish vendor, of Purok 7, Center Beach , Talomo District; and Benigno Jade Ehlo Suico III, alias Boboy, 19, driver, of Purok 4, brgy. Mcleod in Toril.
A police officer from Bunawan police frisked the two persons as they passsed the checkpoint and found them in possession of 200 grams of suspected marijuana wrapped in a pad paper with an estimated street value of P3,000.
The suspects were brought to the Bunawan police for detention.
All three suspects are now facing charges for violation of the Republic Act (RA) 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (KRP)