A suspected drug-pusher killed in a police anti-illegal drugs operation in Balinad, Daraga, Albay.
Daraga, Albay, [01.09.19] – A suspected drug personality was reported to have been neutralized in an anti-illegal drugs operation [buy-bust] tonight in Purok Sunkist, Barangay Balinad, Daraga, Albay, a police report said.
The victim was identified in the Daraga Municipal Police Station spot report as Christian Mesias, alias “Tyanak”, legal age and a resident of Barangay Anislag, Daraga, Albay.
After the buy-bust was consummated, Mesias allegedly drew a handgun and tried to shoot the police poseur-buyer that prompted the back-up security to shoot the victim.
Mesias was neutralized, however, the seized illegal drugs and the firearm confiscated were not available as of press time.
A joint elements of Police Intelligence Branch, Albay Provincial Police Office [PIB-APPO], Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency – 5, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 5 and 2nd Albay Police Mobile Force Company led by Police Senior Inspector Richelle M. Balute and the Daraga Municipal Police Station under the direct supervision of Police Chief Inspector Rodelo A. Betita, Officer-in-Charge, Daraga Municipal Police Station conducted a buy-bust operation against the suspect.
Mesias is the first drug personality to be neutralized in a government anti-illegal drugs operation in Albay this year.