A drug suspect was slain on Monday evening, July 4, 2016 after attempting to engage police officers in a shootout during a buy-bust operation.
According to Senior Inspector Roland Desiree Lavisto, chief of the Ubay Police Station who led the apprehending team, the suspect, Mario Ramos, pulled out a handgun and fired at the police poseur-buyer after he suspected that his customer was an undercover cop.
The operative returned fire and hit Ramos in the chest.
The alleged pusher, a resident of Barangay Tapon, Ubay, was rushed to a hospital but was declared dead on arrival by doctors of the Don Emilio del Valle Memorial Hospital in the same town.
Senior Police Officer ll (SPO2) Roger Abad, Ubay police investigator, told DYRD Balita that Ramos resisted arrest after a successful buy-bust operation was conducted by police officers involving P600.00 worth of suspected shabu stuffed in 3 small packs.
Recovered by police officers from the body of Ramos were 3 small packs containing suspected shabu, a .45 caliber handgun with five live bullets.
Meanwhile, seven drug personalities voluntarily gave themselves up to Ubay police on Monday and admitted they were involved in illegal drug activities.
The seven self-confessed drug personalities, two who admitted they were pushers and four identified themselves as users, pledged to abandon their drug activities out of fear for their lives.
According to the authorities, the drug personalities who hail from Barangay Katarungan ll heeded the call of the police to surrender through Oplan Tukhang or tuktok hangyo.
Ubay is included in the top ten towns in Bohol that are “deeply infiltrated with drugs”. (Chito M. Visarra and Rey Tutas)