‘High Value’ drug target killed in Sogod buybust

A certain Mark Anthony Gan also known as “Macmac,” of legal age, jobless, and a resident of the aforementioned place was killed in buybust operation around Saturday evening, 7:25 PM, July 18, 2020 in Brgy. Zone 1, Sogod, Southern Leyte.

The suspect was considered by the police authorities as “High Value Individual”.

The operation was conducted by Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) led by PLt JULIO S ARMEZA, under supervision of PMAJ SHYRILE TAN, Deputy RDEU; PDEU SLPPO led by PLT MAJA BERINGUEL; Sogod MPS led by PMAJ ALJOHN TEDDY LLANES, COP supported by PDEA SLPO TL IAV Jordan Lunesa.

Police report revealed that the buy-bust operation resulted to a firefight when the suspect sensed the operating units.

Gan allegedly drew his firearm, ran inside a compound and fired towards the operatives which prompted the latter to returned fire, hitting the suspect in the different parts of his body.

Suspect was immediately brought to Sogod District Hospital for medical attention but was pronounced dead by Dr. Jean Marie Uy, the attending physician.

Marking and inventory was made by the barangay chief at the place of operation being witnessed and in the presence of Ms. Marilyn N Estillore, DOJ Representative, Mr. Lito Bagunas, Media Representative and Hon. Arsenio Padecio, Brgy. Chairman of the said place.

Recovered from the scene by the SOCO were: one (1) unit Cal .38 S&W revolver w/out SN with two (2) fired cartridge cases and three (3) live ammos in the cylinder; three (3) fired cartridge cases.

During the conduct of body search, SOCO recovered the ff: fifteen (15) pcs heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu; ten (10) pcs Php 500.00 bills; one (1) pc Php 50.00 bill; two (2) pcs Php 20.00 bill; pink pouch; spray bottle; one (1) pc Php 1, 000.00 bill; one (1) pc Php 500.00 bill and palawan recepits.

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