By Jerry Alcayde
CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro – A suspected drug pusher was killed during a buy-bust operation in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan early Wednesday morning.
Superintendent Imelda V. Tolentino, information officer of the Police Regional Office-Mimaropa (Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) said the suspect, Jeffrey Orbiso alias Diva was a newly identified drug personality in Palawan.
Investigation showed that at around 12:30 a.m., elements from the Puerto Princesa City Police Office, Palawan Police Office Drug Enforcement Unit and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency set an entrapment operation against the suspect.
The authorities were forced to shoot Orbiso after he drew his firearm.
Orbiso was declared dead on arrival at Ospital ng Palawan.
Recovered from the slain suspect were a .38 caliber pistol, two sachets of shabu with an estimated street value of P30,500 and marked peso bills.