Drug pusher shot dead in an armed encounter

May 1, 2017 at 2:33 pm Leave a comment

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
MANGALDAN- A suspected drug pusher succumbed to death due to gunshot wounds after an armed encounter with the drug enforcement team of the town’s police station and elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Region I after a buy-bust operation at Guiguilonen village last April 27.
Police Superintendent Jeff E. Fanged, the town’s Chief of Police, identified the fatality as Dante Mones from Villasis town.
In his press release, Fanged said in a buy-bust operation, a poseur-buyer transacted with the victim to buy shabu worth P1,000 along the national highway in Guiguilonen village. However, the victim and an unknown male companion sensed  the presence of police operatives that prompted them to flee using a motorcycle.
Fanged also said that the operatives chased and pursued them and were cornered in Navaluan village here after Mones and his companion lost control of the motorcycle and fell on the ground.
Exchanges of gun fires between Mones and the operatives ensued where the former sustained multiple gun shot wounds, his companion managed to escape and evaded arrest.

Mones was rushed at the Region I Medical Center (R1MC) but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.
The Scene of Crime Operative (SOCO) of Urdaneta City processed the crime scene where it yielded one (1) unit of cal .45 pistol, one (1) piece of magazine for cal .45, five(5) cal .45 ammo, three(3) fired cartridge cases for cal .4, and five(5) fired cartridge cases for cal 9mm.
At the R1MC, hospital personnel collected from the victim the following: one holster, one silver ring, two sachets of suspected shabu, Php326, and a black pouch
The motorcycle used by the suspects was described as black Euro with no plate number and under the custody of the police station here for proper disposal.

Entry filed under: News.

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