Another village official died after shooting out with police during anti-illegal drugs operation.
Dárlán Páléncìá Bárcélón
Legazpi City, [07.11.18] – A village councilor [barangay kagawad] in Ligao City has died in a police led buy-bust operation this morning after putting up a fight with the law enforcers in Barangay Tuburan, Ligao City.
The victim July Ronatay, of legal age, married and a barangay kagawad was killed in an armed encounter at 7:05 in the morning today, a police report said.
Joint elements of Regional Intelligence Division/Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit – 5, Ligao City Police Station, Police Intelligence Branch and Albay 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company conducted buy-bust operation against Ronatay.
A caliber .45 and several pieces of plastic sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride and buy-bust money were retrieved by the Scene of the Crime Operatives during the crime scene processing.