ORMOC CITY– A man allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade was killed in a shoot-out with law enforcers in Ormoc City Monday (May 15) at about 1:40 am.
Killed was Allan Bulahan,38, during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Tambulid in the said city with the operatives confiscating suspected hydrochloride methamphitime or shabu with a commercial value of P10.2 million, one of the biggest hauls by the local enforcers in the region in years in the course of illegal drug campaign by the government.
He was listed as a high-value individual by the regional police office relative to the illegal drug operations.
Report from the Ormoc City police disclosed a poseur-buyer approached the suspect with the intention to buy the illicit drug and arrest him.
However, the suspect, said to be the bagman of suspectd drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, noticed that some men were approaching towards them and sensed that they were law enforcers.
This resulted for the suspect to draw his gun of still unknown caliber with the law enforcers firing back, hitting him on the different parts of his body.
The suspect was brought to the Ormoc District Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.
Seized from him were seven sachets of suspected shabu weighing 1.5 kilograms with a street value of P 10.2 million.
The operation was conducted by personnel from the regional drug enforcement unit and the Ormoc city police.
(ELVIE ROMAN ROA)