LEGAZPI CITY – A police personnel allegedly selling handguns was killed in a shootout with the police during an entrapment operation in Daraga, Albay on Friday, according to a police report.
Maj. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office 5, identified the slain police officer as Corporal Joel Tualla of Libmanan, Camarines Sur, who was assigned at the Polangui Municipal Police Station.
The report said Tualla attempted to sell a .9mm KG9 sub-machine gun and .45 caliber pistol to a police undercover agent in Barangay Bañag at around 11:05 a.m.
“Tualla, sensing that it was police set up, he drew his service firearm and fired at the approaching police operatives, forcing the police raiding team to retaliate, killing the suspect on the spot,” Calubaquib said.
Lt. Nestor Callos, Jr., a member of the raiding team, was hit at the back portion of his bulletproof vest, sustaining a hematoma mark.
Recovered from the scene was a 9mm KG-9 with two loaded magazines, a .45 caliber handgun with bullets, a government-issued 9mm pistol with fired cartridges, and marked money amounting to PHP44,000. (PNA)
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