Drug suspect killed, 8 others arrested in shootout PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:37

By DAN TORIBIO

A drug suspect was killed while eight others were arrested during a shootout in an islet in barangay Mercedes last Monday.

A policeman, identified as PO3 Zaide Pronto Tutuan, was also critically wounded after being hit by a bullet in the head.

Culianan Police Station Commander Chief Inspector Elmer Solon identified the suspect as Matiling Addusi, a notorious drug pusher in the area.

A police report disclosed that Solon and his men were conducting shoreline patrol within the vicinity of Bilang-Bilang islet at around 5pm when they spotted a group of persons led by Addusi who were apparently having a pot session.

Lawmen chased the suspects who tried to escape.

Tutuan ran after Addusi who was able to enter his residence and shoot the latter with his .45 caliber pistol.

Addusi was later killed after engaging the lawmen in a shootout.

The eight cohorts of Addusi who were arrested were identified as Sabirula Jamahali Basarahi, 40; Marham Omboc Bumpasan, 19; Mohammad Isniri Tating, 40; Adzron Sakiri Madda, 37; Hamja Omar Sakim, 28; Wadud Salih Madda, 17; Abubakar Olasiman Halis, 31; and Madi Harija Asmarin, 20.

Police are preparing charges against the suspects who were arrested.  (Dan Toribio)