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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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Drug suspect injured
in shootout with cops


Another suspected drug personality, who allegedly fought back against the police, was injured in a reported shootout Monday in Brgy. 2, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental.

Radjie Prado, a second level high value target drug personality in Hinigaran, suffered gunshot wounds in his right buttock and left forearm, after he was shot by the police, who tried to arrest him in a buy-bust operation, the Hinigaran police reported.

Police investigations showed that Prado fired his gun at the police, who conducted a buy-bust operation. Fortunately, nobody was hit among the police personnel, who participated in the buy-bust operation.

His captors immediately brought Prado to the Hinigaran Emergency Clinic. But he was later transferred to a hospital in Bacolod City for further treatment.

Recovered from the injured arrested suspect were four sachets of suspected shabu, P500 in marked money, and a homemade 38 caliber revolver with four live ammunition and two empty shells.

The confiscated shabu has estimated at three grams, with a market value of P36,000.

Last week, Charles Jayson Javelosa, who ranked number one in the Himamaylan City’s police most-wanted list, died in a shootout with the police, who tried to serve five arrest warrants on him in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City.

Chief Inspector Antonio Benitez, Himamaylan City police chief, said that Javelosa had pending arrest warrants for violation of RA 9165, or the Comprehensive Act of 2002, illegal possession of firearms, and direct assault with attempted homicide.

Three other fugitives were also arrested by the police on June 10 in the cities of Kabankalan and Sipalay City, Negros Occidental.

Inspector Charmae De Paz, spokesperson of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, identified the apprehended suspects as Mariano Guilaran, Janno Manos Paulo and Ahmed Abiera.

De Paz said Guilaran and Paulo are facing frustrated murder charges, while Abiera faces charges for illegal possession of firearms.*GPB


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