The Daily Manila Shimbun


Alleged drug suspect killed in Quezon City buy-bust

September 15, 2019

An alleged drug suspect was killed and P27.2 million worth of illegal drugs were confiscated in a  buy-bust operation in Quezon City early Sunday morning.

National Capital Region Police Office chief, Major General Guillermo Eleazar, said the incident happened in front of a gasoline station along P. Tuazon Avenue, Barangay San Roque around 5:15 am.

Police identified the suspect as Edgardo Alfonso, 50 a resident of Barangay Tramo, Pasig City.

“This is a buy-bust operation by our Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) together with Quezon City Police District. The subject has been under case operation, so an entrapment operation was conducted,” said Eleazar.

The suspect was one of the targets of intensive anti-illegal drugs operation under NCRPO Case Operational Plan. 

Eleazar said the undercover agent was dealing with two alleged suspects but only Alfonso met with the poseur-buyer.

“Sensing that he is dealing with a police officer, a scuffle ensued,” he said.

Alfonso fired successive shots to the undercover agent whofled to avoid being shot. Alfonso sprinted to Del Pilar street where he was cornered and was ordered to surrender but he opened fire at the operatives.

“An armed encounter resulted in the neutralization or death of the suspect,” Eleazar added

The NCRPO chief said records showed that Alfonso was member of syndicated criminal gang operating illegal drug trade in Metro Manila.

The suspect is also considered a high value target.

“We can say that, he is a courier and player. He is the trusted members of the group to deliver huge amount of shabu. In our daily operation, we cannot seized four kilograms (of shabu) so we can considered him as a high value target,” said Eleazar.

Authorities recovered a total of four kilos of shabu amounting to P27.2 million, firearms and ammunition.

The seized pieces of evidence were brought to the Philippine National Police- Crime Laboratory Office for examination.  Ella Dionisio/DMS