A suspected drug personality was killed while his companion was arrested by operatives of Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) during the anti-illegal drugs operation in Lake Breeze 2, Bgy. Uwisan, Calamba City, Laguna, on Wednesday.
Calabarzon police director Chief Supt. Edward Carranza identified the fatality as Arjay Galvan and his companion who was arrested as Ade Abellada.
Both suspects are included on the drug watchlist.
A team under the supervision of Supt. Harold Deposita, Calamba police OIC, conducted an anti-illegal drug operation that resulted in an armed encounter when the suspects sensed that they were transacting with a police poseur-buyer and immediately fired at the operatives, who returned fire.
Recovered at the scene were a heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P 1,000, two cal. .38 pistols and P500 marked money bill.
The suspects were allegedly the responsible in several robbery-holdup and akyat bahay incident in the areas of Bgy. Real and Bgy. Lamesa Calamba City, Laguna.