Another suspected drug personality in the town of Danao got killed in a recent buy-bust.
Police identified the slain person as Samuel Melencion, 29, resident of barangay San Carlos, tagged as Top 2 drug personality in the town.
He was the live-in partner of a suspected drug pusher, Demetria Sanchez, who was subjected to the buy-bust operation at around 3 p.m. on August 29.
PO2 Basil Eduardos Evangelista, investigator at Danao Police Station, said that when Melencion noticed that they were dealing with police officers, he pulled his gun from his waist.
Before he could pull the trigger, the back-up team shot him, hitting him in the head and stomach.
Melencion was rushed to the hospital but the attending physician pronounced him dead on arrival.
The police team recovered two small sachets of shabu and a .357 caliber firearm from Melencion.
Evangelista said they had earlier requested both Melencion and Sanchez to yield to authorities through Oplan Tokhang but the two refused.
Sanchez, also 29, was detained at the lock-up jail of Danao police station.
Police study the trend of live-in partners involved in the illegal drugs trade in the towns, aside from mothers who figured in recent police anti-illegal drugs operations.
In earlier incidents, live-in tandems usually yield a considerable volume of shabu.
Just in August 9 in barangayÂ Tanghaligue in Talibon, the police team arrested one Liezl Garcia and her live-in partner, certain Adonis Yana, and one of their two companions identified as Mark Parmis during a buy-bust operation.
They had been subjected to a two-week surveillance operation prior to the buy-bust operation.
Garcia, a 40-year-old married woman is a resident in the area, while her live-in partner, Yana, is a 30-year-old resident of barangay San Isidro; while Parmis is a 19-year-old resident of barabgay Sto. NiÃ±o.
Parmis was seen brandishing a short-caliber firearm believed to be a cal. 38 revolver.
Aside from the sachet of shabu, the subject of the buy-bust, the cops also recovered more packs of shabu from the arrested persons.
In searching Garciaâ€™s bag, the cops found the two marked 100-peso bills, one medium-size pack of shabu, and nine small sachets of shabu.
When they frisked Yana, they found two sachets of shabu inside his right pocket.
From Parmis, the cops recovered a dilapidated Smith and Wesson caliber .38 revolver loaded with two rounds of ammos- -one misfired and another live, and a small sachet of shabu when they frisked him.