2 drug suspects died in drug buy-bust
CAMP MARCELO A ADDURU, TUGUEGARAO CITY- Two (2) armed and dangerous drug personalities died in an armed encounter with the police during the conduct of anti-illegal drugs operation yesterday, July 10, 2019 in Brgy Bacareno, Cauayan City, Isabela.
Killed suspects were identified as Eduardo Barroga alias “Junior,” and Butch Felipe, both residents of District 1, Cauayan City, Isabela.
Isabela PNP Provincial Director, PCOL MARIANO C RODRIGUEZ in his report to PRO2 Regional Director, PBGEN JOSE MARIO M ESPINO, stated that at about 11:55 PM of same date, an anti- illegal drug buy-bust operation was conducted against the two (2) hostile suspects in Brgy. Bacareno, Cauayan City, Isabela. During the conduct of anti-illegal drug buy-bust operation of personnel of Regional Intelligence Division (RID), Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) and Cauayan City Police Station, an armed encounter ensued that resulted in the death of the suspects. Recovered from the crime scene were. Two (2) Cal.38 revolver; Cal.38 ammunition; empty shells of Cal.38 ammunition; five (5) pieces heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance; one (1) piece Php1,000.00 bill used as marked money; one (1) unit Baja Trike Motorcycle; and one (1) unit Cellphone.
RD ESPINO commended the operating teams for the successful police operations.