Suspect killed in drug buy-bust

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Dec) – A 35-year-old suspect was killed in a shootout after he resisted arrest in a buy-bust operation 10 a.m. on Thursday at Sun City in Panacan, Davao City.

The suspect was identified as Manuel Rey “Dogie” T. Apolinares, a resident of Bolinao Site, Km. 12, Sasa, this city.

The Sasa Police Station conducted an intel operation upon receiving a report from an informant to validate the suspect’s illegal drug transactions.

A buy-bust operation was then set up earlier at the Old Airport in Sasa, but Apolinares later moved the supposed transaction to Sun City.

When he found out that he was transacting to a poseur buyer, he immediately drew his gun and fired at the arresting authorities, which prompted them to retaliate and fire back at the suspect, killing him immediately.

Police recovered from the suspect’s possession the buy-bust money worth P500, two medium-sized sachets containing shabu, four yellow and green lighters, color green sling bag, three pieces rolled aluminum foil, and a caliber .38 revolver with two cartridges and three bullets.

The remains of the suspects were brought to Rivera Funeral Homes.