Pusher killed, cop hurt in drug bust shootout PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 03 January 2014 12:52

A suspected drug pusher was killed, while a policeman was slightly wounded in a buy-bust operation that turned into a shootout in a pension house in Canelar Moret Wednesday night.

Police identified the fatality as Joshua Atilano alias Bunso. Wounded was PO2 Raymond Diaz, an investigator.

Atilano’s two cohorts were arrested and were identified as Joey Norberto Dellosa alias Boom-Boom, 48, and Eric Espinosa alias Ric.

A police report disclosed that operatives of the Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Force and Investigation led by Sr. Insp. Joseph Lim and Sr. Insp. Albert Alfaro staged a buy-bust operation at past 11 p.m. at Pension Royale Inn in Canelar Moret when the shootout took place.

It was learned that after Atilano handed over a sachet of shabu to a police poseur buyer in exchange of marked money, a police team tried to arrest him but he resisted by firing at the lawmen hitting Diaz’ in the neck.

The policemen returned fire killing Atilano while Dellosa and Espinosa were arrested.

Aside from the sachet of shabu that Atilano sold to the police poseur buyer, policemen recovered eight more sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia from the suspects possession.

The two arrested suspects were detained at the city police office while the seized items were forwarded to the 9th PNP Crime Laboratory for examination.

Meanwhile, Mylin Idloy was held by policemen detailed as station guards at the City Police Office after they found two sachets of shabu from her possession while visiting her detained husband last Wednesday night.

A police report disclosed that Idloy entered the premises of the City Police Office and told the station guards that she wanted to visit her husband to bring clothing and food.

SPO1 Ellisworth Jihay and PO2 Elmer Ogario inspected Idloy’s baggage and found two sachets of shabu inside it.

Idloy was arrested and turned over to investigators for proper booking and investigation. – Dan Toribio Jr.