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1 drug suspect killed, another arrested in separate police operations

TWO REGIONAL-LEVEL targets were neutralized in two separate anti-drug operations in Agdao and Ma-a on Sunday morning.  

Captain Hazel Tuazon, spokesperson of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO), said Bonifacio Logronio, 40, a resident of Zone 4 North San Juan, Barangay Centro Agdao, was killed in an operation conducted in the said area.

Logronio was considered the top three regional-level target.

According to the report, the suspect sold a sachet containing shabu weighing 6.77 grams worth P46,036 to a police poseur-buyer in exchange for P16,000.

However, when the police were about to arrest the suspect, he immediately drew his firearm .38 caliber revolver from his sling bag and deliberately fired toward the officer. He was shot by the operatives and brought to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) but later declared dead on arrival by his attending physician.

The Scene of the Crime Operative team recovered a .38 caliber without serial number loaded with two live ammunition three fired cartridge cases, along with four fired cartridge cases believed to be from a 9mm.

Also recovered from his body was a black sling bag containing four sachets of shabu weighing 21.4 grams worth P145,520 and the buy-bust money.

Meanwhile, another regional-level target was arrested at Purok 26, Bypass Road, Barangay Ma-a, at 10:07 a.m. on Sunday.

Police identified him as Estee Jhan Apolonio Aguio, 29, single, jobless, and a resident of 481 Malvar Street, Barangay 7-A.

Tuazon said Aguio was included in the top 10 regional-level targets.

Seized from him during the operation were two sachets of shabu weighing five grams worth P90,000, and the buy-bust money. Also confiscated were a cellular phone and glass tooter with residue of suspected shabu.

The suspect is now under the custody of Ma-a Police Station facing a charge of violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002).


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