BAGUIO CITY – A notorious drug pusher and his minor cohort were killed after they engaged combined police operatives and anti-narcotics operatives to a shootout during a drub buy bust operation at Labsan St., Kayang Extension, here, Friday dawn.
Senior Superintendent George D. Daskeo, City Director of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), identified one of the fatalities as “Nash” Palomique while he described his cohort as a 16-year old minor.
Initial police investigation showed that Palomigue was able to notice that he was transacting business with an undercover agent when he decided to fire at the police operatives that prompted them to retaliate hitting the duo on the different parts of their bodies.
The victims were immediately rushed by the operatives to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) for medical treatment but they died while undergoing close medical supervision due to multiple gunshot wounds on the different parts of ther bodies.
Recovered from the crime scene were a caliber .38 pistol and assorted illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.
The case is still undergoing further investigation considering that Palomigue is one of the drug personalities listed in the BCPO watchlist for this year.
By Dexter A. See