Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) cited a drug suspect was slain and approximately P3.4 million worth of suspected crystal meth or “shabu” was seized by authorities during a buy-bust operation in Alabang, Muntinlupa City on Sunday night.
PDEA identified the slain suspect as Edwin Cabezudo, also known as, “Pacao.”
Based on PDEA’s report, operatives held a buy-bust at an apartel in Alabang at 8:30 p.m., which resulted to the capture of Cabezudo.
PDEA recalled while transporting the suspect to the PDEA HQ in Quezon City aboard their service vehicle, Cabezudo writhed to reach for a hand grenade from his pants, which was hidden in his groin area. This prompted operatives to shoot the suspect, PDEA stated.
Operatives then rushed Cabezudo to Quirino Memorial Medical Center, but the doctor declared the suspect dead on arrival.
Conferring from PDEA, have in custody from the suspect a transparent plastic bag comprising suspected crystal meth weighing around 500 grams and approximately valued at P3.4 million as well as the bundles of marked money used in the drug sting.
Authorities stated the confiscated of pieces of evidence will be submitted to PDEA Laboratory Service for examination.