A member of the Barok Fajardo drug syndicate was killed in an encounter with operatives of the Drug Enforcement Team during a buy-bust in Pamana Village ,Bgy. Bucal, Calamba City, Laguna Saturday evening.
Calamba City police chief Lt. Col. Jacinto Malinao Jr. identified the suspect as Alfredo Vivas, of Bgy. Bagong Kalsada.
The suspect sensed the bust, pulled out a gun and shot the poseur, prompting the members of Calamba-DET led by Capt. Arturo Patulot and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency to trade shots with the suspect.
The suspect sustained gunshot wounds in the body and was declared dead upon arrival at the Jose Rizal District Hospital. The SOCO team recovered a plastic sachet of shabu worth at least P6,000 and another three sachets od shabu, a .38 revolder, two fired bullets, a P500 marked bill, four P1,000 bills, two live bullets and a cellphone.
Police said the suspect was a major drug pusher in Calamba.