2 die in separate drug buy-busts in Isabela

Published September 23, 2018, 5:44 PM

by iManila Developer

By Liezle Basa-Iñigo

Suspected drug peddlers were killed by police in separate drug buy-bust operations in Cabatuan municipality and Cauayan City in Isabela this weekend.

(COMMONS WIKIMEDIA/ MANILA BULLETIN)
(COMMONS WIKIMEDIA/ MANILA BULLETIN)

A report reaching Senior Superintendent Mariano Rodriguez, Isabela Police Provincial Office (PPO) director, identified the slain suspect in Cabatuan as Robert Cabuyadao, 53, of Barangay Turod, Quezon town in Isabela.

The report said Cabuyadao had just sold a sachet of suspected “shabu” to a poseur-buyer at 9:50 p.m. last Saturday in Barangay Rang Ay, Cabatuan, when allegedly drew his .38-caliber revolver and fired at undercover agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Region 2 (PDEA-2).

The buy-bust team had no other recourse but to return fire, killing the suspect.

Later the same night at 11:15, PDEA-2 agents targeted the arrest of Manny Mapalo, 48, of Barangay Bimmunton, Mallig town in another buy-bust operation in Barangay Tagaran, Cuayan City.

Mapalo, like Cabuyadao, allegedly pulled a gun on the arresting agents, forcing them to shoot back. He died on the spot.

 
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