1 killed, 1 escapes in anti-drug ops

A suspected drug pusher was killed while his companion escaped in an anti-drug operation in Barangay Sasa, Buhangin District yesterday dawn.Reports from the Sasa Police precinct identified the fatality as Faisal Nakilan.

Nakilan’s companion, identified as Medel Gomez, was the target of the raid. Gomez escaped arrest.

Operatives were armed with a search warrant against Gomez in his house at Km. 11, Purok 2, Muslim Village.

When they arrived at the house, a man reportedly fired them using a .38 revolver.

This prompted the police to return fire, hitting the man, later identified as Nakilan.

Gomez escaped by jumping over the window.

Police rushed Nakilan to the hospital but he was declared dead by the attending doctor. He sustained two gunshot wounds in his body.

Seized at the Gomez’s house were three packs of sachet suspected to contain shabu.

Police also found three packs of sachet suspected to contain shabu placed inside Nakilan’s undergarment.

Police also recovered the .38 revolver.

A manhunt has been launched against Gomez.

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