AN ALLEGED member of the Commando Gang was killed in drug buy-bust in Tondo, Manila on Thursday morning.
A police report said anti-illegal drug personnel received a tip from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency before conducting the buy-bust.
Police operatives met the suspect, identified as Ian Montenegro, who later sensed that he was transacting with the police.
Shots were exchanged and police hit the suspect, who was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival, a police report said.
Police recovered two sachets of white crystalline substance suspected as shabu and a .38-caliber revolver.