Drug dealer killed in Novaliches shootout

Published September 20, 2019, 2:14 PM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Alexandria San Juan 

A known drug personality was killed in Novaliches, Quezon City, after trading shots with police sent to arrest him on Thursday.

Police investigators said Riyad Sunga, 28, a resident of Saturnina Compound in Barangay Sauyo, was number 6 in the list of top drug traffickers in Novaliches.

A police team had gone to his house to serve a warrant for his arrest issued by Acting 2nd Vice Executive Judge Ferdinand Baylon.

As the officers approached the house, Sunga jumped from a window and tried to escape.

As the officers gained on him, Sunga pulled out a handgun and fired at them.

The officers fired back killing him on the spot.

Recover from the slain suspect were a caliber .38 revolver, ammunition, and a sling bag containing 10 sachets of shabu.

Seized from Sunga’s house were five packets of shabu with an estimated street value of P34,000, seven sachets of dried marijuana leaves, a stack of dried marijuana leaves wrapped in a black plastic, and drug paraphernalia.