A SERIES of anti-narcotics operations conducted by the Bicol police resulted in the death of an armed drug trafficking suspect during a gunbattle in Naga City and the arrest of four others and the confiscation of over P3.5 million worth of shabu, Police Regional Office 5 director, Brigadier General Arnel B. Escobal reported yesterday.
The official said that suspect Karl Marc Perez, the no. 1 drug personality in the watch list of the Naga City Police Station 2 exchanged fire with undercover officers in Sierra Madre Street in Concepcion Pequeña area at 11:10 p.m. Saturday and was killed when the lawmen retaliate.
Escobal said the slain suspect who rents a unit at the Salvador’s Boarding House in Sierra Madre St. had just sold shabu to a poseur from the PRO5 Regional Drug Enforcement Unit headed by Major Alden Orquita when he sensed the sting and drew a concealed caliber .38 revolver from his waistline and fired at the poseur.
Back-up operatives retaliated killing the suspect on the spot. Recovered from the slain suspect were one cal. .38 revolver with two spent cartridges, eight heat-sealed plastic sachets containing shabu, a marked P500 bill and various drug paraphernalia including aluminum foils with suspected shabu residue and a digital weighing scale.
The other four suspects, one of them a dismissed policeman were arrested in separate buy-bust operations last week.