ORMOC CITY- An alleged top pusher of Isabel town was killed during a buy-bust operation with the anti-narcotics group seizing from the suspect shabu worth more than P470,000. Killed was Guillermo Sulibran, Jr., 33 and a resident of Barangay Sto Nino of said town during a sting operation on Saturday (July 30). SPO2 Kenneth Valley, chief investigator and sub leader of Investigation Detective Management Branch (IDMB) said that Sulibran was known as one of the top drug personalities in the area.
Valley said that during the buy-bust, the suspect allegedly noticed he was dealing with a cop acting as poseur-buyer and motioned to engage using his .38 caliber pistol.
But the police who was acting as buyer immediately drew his service firearm, hitting Sulibran on his chest which resulted to his death.  At the hospital, the guard on-duty searched on the suspect’s belongings and found another 16 large sachets of illegal drugs including the P5,000 marked money. The PNP crime laboratory confirmed a total of 79.43 grams of illegal drugs yielded in his possession including one sachet that was subjected in the buy bust.  The shabu found in Sulibran possession was estimated to have street value at P476,580. Sulibran who was known as “Onyot” in his town was categorized as high profile drug pusher.  Although he lived in Isabel, his illegal trade flourished in various towns including in this city and takes supply in Cebu, Valley confirmed. (MEL CASPE/ELVIE ROMAN ROA)