TWO drug personalities were injured after engaging in a shootout with police operatives during a drug bust at Abada-Escay, Barangay Vista Alegre in Bacolod City Sunday night.
Wounded were Francis Bravo, 28, of Barangay Estefania, and Jimmy Deker, 31, of Barangay Vista Alegre.
Joint operatives of Police Station 5 led by Chief Inspector Sherlock Gabana and Police Station 7 led by Senior Inspector Ramel Sarona raided the house of target subject Henjie Mosquida, 40, around 9 p.m.
Mosquida sold “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) to a police agent for P300. He ran inside the house after sighting the policemen.
Armed with improvised shotguns, Bravo and Deker, who were inside Mosquida’s house, fired at the police officers.
Policemen were able to retaliate that resulted to the injuries of Bravo and Deker. Both were brought to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.
Police recovered from the scene fired cartridges of .9mm caliber, an improvised firearm loaded with fired cartridge of 12-gauge shotgun, a fired cartridge of .45 caliber, pellets, and three live ammunition of 12-gauge shotgun.
Also confiscated by investigators from Mosquida’s house were five improvised tooters, a sachet of suspected marijuana, 14 sachets of suspected shabu, the P300 marked money, drug paraphernalia, three cellular phones, and P1,370 in cash.
Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and RA 10591 or Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act will be filed against the suspects.