TWO armed drug traffickers in Mindanao were killed in separate gunbattles with undercover police officers in Marawi City and General Santos City on Monday, officials said.
One of the slain suspects identified as Bokhari Medico Alawi, a 50-year old resident of Poblacion Marawi, Marawi City died after exchanging fire with plainclothes officers in his neighborhood at 3:45 p.m. Monday, said Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Police Regional Office director, Brigadier General Marni C. Marcos Jr.
Marcos said that a relative of the slain suspect identified as Salharie,19, was arrested during the same operation which yielded one caliber .38 revolver with four live ammunition and a spent cartridge, two heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu and a marked P1000 bill paid to the duo by the poseur.
The arrested suspect will be charged for sale and possession of dangerous drugs under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, the ARMM police director said.
On the other hand, suspect Marjoy Cahumnas Macahidhid alias ‘Dodong,’30, a maintenance personnel from Bgy. Bula, General Santos City was killed in a shootout with undercover agents from the Police Regional Office 2 Regional Drug Enforcement Unit and the General Santos City Police Office, said PRO12 director, Brig. Gen. Alfred S. Corpus.
Corpus said that the suspect had just sold shabu to a poseur inside the Alvarez Compound in Purok 4B, Bgy. Bula around 8:45 a.m. Monday when he sensed the ongoing entrapment operation and pulled out a concealed firearm and began firing at the poseur.
Officers returned fire in self-defense hitting the suspect who died while being taken to a local hospital.