An active law enforcer allegedly involved in illegal drug activities was shot dead while still wearing his police uniform during a buy-bust operation against him in Panglao on Thursday night.
The suspect, identified as PO3 Ermun Butil, a resident of Brgy. Napo Lawis, Alicia, was an active police officer of the Lila Municipal Police Station.
Butil allegedly pulled out his service firearm after suspecting that he was conducting a drug transaction with an undercover policeman.
According to a police report, the police operative was able to shoot and hit Butil first leading to the suspectâ€™s instantaneous death.
The buy-bust was a joint operation involving members of the Provincial Public Safety Company â€“ Special Weapons and Tactics Unit and the Panglao Tourist Police.
Scene of the Crime Operatives recovered from the possession of the suspect eight packets of suspected shabu, a 9mm caliber pistol with live rounds, and a motorcycle owned by Butil which had no license plate. (Allen Doydora)