2 drug suspects killed in Zambo Norte town PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 August 2016 15:03


Two drug suspects were killed in a buy-bust operation at Sitio Tubod, Barangay Poblacion, Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte last Friday afternoon.

Supt. Roger Alabata, Police Regional Information Officer, identified the fatalities as Mark Louie Gumban Bacolod, No. 7 in the police drug watch list in Kalawit, and Ricardo Deyila Sidlao, Jr., alias Don-Don (No. 2 in the drug watch list of the Sindangan Municipal Police Station.

Initial investigation showed that operatives of the Kalawit Municipal Police Station and Sindangan Municipal Police Station conducted a buy-bust operation targeting Sidlao Bacolod.

However during the exchange of the marked money and a sachet of shabu, the two sensed that it was a police operation and shot the police poseur buyer.

Police said that the poseur buyer managed drop to  the ground and evaded the bullet.

At this point, a police back-up team opened fire on the suspects, killing them. – Dan Toribio