PSSUPT ANTONINO R CIRUJALES, Provincial Director disclosed that at about 2:51 PM of December 7, 2016 (Wednesday), at P-1, Brgy. Iraya Norte, Oas, Albay, joint personnel of CIDG-Albay; Oas MPS; RPSB5; Albay PPSC; and RID5 conducted anti-illegal drug buy-bust operation against Henry Belgar y Cortez aka "Putol", married, 41 years old, No. 3 Priority Target Drug Personality in Albay Province and No. 4 in the Municipality of Oas, Albay, and a resident of aforesaid place which resulted in the neutralization of said suspect and seizure of one (1) piece heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be "shabu" which was obtained by the poseur buyer.
Investigation disclosed that the suspect had a transaction with the poseur buyer and after the exchange of items, the suspect noticed that the person he transacted with is a law enforcer. Thereupon, he immediately pulled a gun from his waist and shot the police officer but missed prompting the operating team/arresting officer who strategically positioned themselves outside the house of the suspect to retaliate and shot the suspect hitting his body and head.
The operating team opted not to move the body of the suspect believing that the latter was also armed with a hand grenade. Personnel from EOD5 composed of SPO4 Ramon M Frades and PO3 Ronald Imperial immediately responded but no hand grenade was found. Likewise, SOCO was conducted by personnel of RCLO5 led by PCINSP NOBLEZA and recovered from the suspect were Php500.00 bill as buy-bust money, one (1) caliber .38 revolver with TM Smith and Wesson without serial number loaded with one (1) fired cartridge case, one (1) misfired cartridge, four (4) live ammunition, one (1) camouflage holster, and three (3) pieces heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be "shabu"; one (1) caliber .38 revolver with TM Smith and Wesson recovered on the bed of the suspect, loaded with five (5) live ammunition; and two (2) fired cartridges of unknown caliber found at the crime scene. Inventory and markings of seized drug and non-drug items were made at the place of incident and in the presence of media representative Nery Andre Maraño of 89.1 Idol FM; and Brgy. Councilors Mark Pesino and Jason Robas; both of aforesaid place. Recovered drug items from the cadaver of the suspect was brought to RCLO5 for laboratory examination while the cadaver was brought to Roa Funeral Parlor, Oas, Albay. However, his immediate family signed a waiver stating therein that they are no longer interested in submitting the latter for autopsy.