Two drug suspects who shot at cops at early dawn on Friday were killed during a buy-bust in front of BGJ Emission Testing Center on Quirino Highway corner Commonwealth Avenue in Fairview, Quezon City.
Insp. Melvin Madrona, head of the Quezon City Police District Station Anti-Illegal Drugs operatives of Fairview Police Station, identified one of the slain suspects as alias Roy, 25 to 30 years of age. The other was described only as between 20 to 25 years old.
Madrona said Roy was No. 6 on the station’s drug watch list.
A police report showed that at about 1:15 a.m. on October 7, station operatives conducted a buy-bust against the suspects. An operative posed as drug buyer.
The suspects sensed the presence of the policemen, drew their handguns and fired at the operatives, the report claimed. The exchange of fire resulted in the deaths of the suspects, police said.
Recovered from the suspects were an Armscor caliber .38 revolver with serial number 73344, loaded with two fired cartridge cases, and one live ammunition on its cylinder; one caliber 9mm pistol without serial number, with inserted magazine loaded with four live ammunition; two fired cartridge cases of caliber .45; three fired cartridge cases of caliber 9mm; one sling bag containing four plastic sachets of shabu; six empty sachets with traces of shabu; five rolled aluminum foils; and buy-bust money.