An alleged member of the Magbanua Drug Group was killed during a buy bust by joint operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and local police in Negros Occidental. PDEA Director General Isidro Lapeña identified the fatality as Jerome Carampatana, alias Vic-vic, during an operation in Barangay Blumentritt, Murcia town recently. His unidentified cohort fled on board a motorcycle. Seized from Carampatana were plastic sachets of shabu, worth P16, 000 and a cal. 38 revolver loaded with bullets.