One die, one escape in buy-bust operation

Published August 22, 2018, 10:19 AM

by iManila Developer

By Bonita Ermac

ILIGAN CITY — One person died and another escaped in a buy-bust operation conducted by joint operatives of a drug enforcement team belonging to the Iligan City Police Office 3, 5 and City Drug Enforcement unit at purok Sto. Niño, barangay Sta. Felomina, early dawn Tuesday.

(PIXABAY / MANILA BULLETIN)
(PIXABAY / MANILA BULLETIN)

Police Station-3 commander Police Senior Inspector Mark Ian E. Quieta said the operation resulted in a shootout that killed Michael T. Datu, a resident of barangay Saray. He sustained two gunshot wounds on his chest and arm and was brought to Don Gregorio T. Lluch Memorial hospital by the Iligan Rescue team. He was declared dead on arrival.

Meanwhile, Datu’s companion, identified only as alias Coycoy, was able to escape on board his motorcycle.

Recovered from the suspect’s dead body were six (6) pieces of small rectangular heat-sealed transparent sachet of crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride known as shabu, a P500 marked money and a. 45 caliber pistol.

The confiscated drug items and firearm were brought to Iligan City Crime Laboratory Office for ballistic, qualitative and quantitative examinations the report said.

 
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