Holdup gang leader killed in drug bust

A SUSPECTEd leader of a robbery hold-up group was killed in a buy bust operation yesterday morning in Calabanga, Camarines Sur.

Bicol PNP spokesperson Police Major Ma. Luisa Calubaquib identified the slain suspect as Francisco Lastimosa Sta Ana Jr. alias Bulaw, of legal age and a resident of Bgy. Quinale in the said municipalitty.

The slain suspect was believed to be the leader of the Sta Ana robbery holdup group and was said to be a known drug pusher in the area.

The buy-bust operation was conducted at around 9:20 a.m. in Bgy. San Lucas following reports that the suspect was engaged in massive drug pushing in the province.

During the operation, the suspect sensed that he was negotiating with policemen prompting him to resist and fight off the lawmen.

A brief exchange of fire occurred resulting to the death of the suspect.