Alleged drug dealer dies of heart attack after being arrested by police

BAGUIO CITY - A suspected drug dealer and carnapper died of heart attack minutes after he was arrested by the police in his condominium unit in Baguio City, on Friday, June 3.

The suspect was identified as Abdullah Fabrigas Abdul, 30, alias Negro, a native of Alfonso Lista Ifugao and residing at Room 209 Athena Tower Condominium, Barangay Lourdes, Baguio City.

According to a report by the Baguio City Police Office, Abdul fainted when the police arrested him under a warrant of arrest for the alleged crimes of carnapping and falsification of private documents.

Recommended bail for carnapping is approximately ₱ 300,000.00 and 36,000.00 for falsification of private documents.

According to the investigation, Abdul struggled first, before joining the arresting officers, but he suddenly lost consciousness.

He was immediately rushed to the hospital and based on the doctor's examination, he had GCS3 (Glasgow Coma Scale), fixed dilated pupils, unreactive to light and positive abrasion in the left frontal and parietal area.

The attending physician used intubated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and gave 10 doses of epinephrine, but the suspect's body did not respond.

The victim was declared clinically dead due to sudden cardiac arrest secondary to acute M.I t/c substance induced cardiomyopathy.

According to the police, Abdul was a drug dealer and shabu smuggler who had been under surveillance for a long time, but he often escaped arrest.

In June 2020, Abdul and his accomplice clashed with the police, but they escaped. A few days later he surrendered and was imprisoned on a child abuse case, but he did not stay long in jail, as the person who filed the case with him settled.