Drug HVT killed in Putik PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 August 2017 17:28


A notorious drug personality was killed during a buy-bust operation in barangay Putik last Friday night.

Police Regional Information Officer Chief Insp. Helen Galvez identified the fatality as Mercedito Luna y Bucoy, 31, single of the said place.

Galvez said that at around 9 p.m. men of the Divisoria Police Station led by Supt. Mark Azur conducted a buy-bust operation targeting Luna.

During the exchange of marked money bills and the contraband, Luna however sensed the entrapment operation, withdrew his .357 revolver and tried to fire at policemen.

Before he was able to fire however, personnel from the police back up team was able to shoot him first, causing his death.

Police recovered the .357 revolver loaded with six bullets inside the cylinder and a sachet of shabu at the scene.

The cadaver was taken to the Villa Funeral Parlor for post mortem examination.

The suspected shabu and the gun were forwarded to the 9th PNP Crime Laboratory for examination. – Dan Toribio