A former member of Velasco Robbery Hold-up group died in anti-illegal drugs entrapment operation in Labo, Camarines Norte.
Dárlán Páléncìá Bárcélón
Legazpi City, [11.29.18] – Another anti-illegal drug operation in Camarines Norte was concluded in a bloody neutralization of a suspected drug pusher, a police report reaching Camp BGen. Simeon A. Ola said.
According to Police Chief Inspector Maria Luisa C. Calubaquib, Police Regional Office 5 Spokesperson a police operation through buy-bust was conducted at 5:55 o’ clock this morning.
The operatives of Labo Municipal Police Station and Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit/Regional Intelligence Division, Police Intelligence Branch 2nd Camarines Norte Police Mobile Force Company conducted a buy-bust operation.
The operation for a violation of Republic Act 9165 at Purok 4, Barangay Guinacutan, Labo Camarines Norte against Joel Panotes of legal age, single, a resident of Sitio Mandoloongan, Barangay Gubat, Daet, Camarines Norte.
During the conduct of the buy-bust the suspect tried to evade apprehension pulled-out a caliber .38 and shot the police officer who acted as a police poseur-buyer during the buy-bust, the report said.
He sustained several gunshot wounds and he died on the spot, the report ended.