RIZAL ( DWDD) – Joint elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Counter Intelligence Task Force (CITF), Intelligence Group (IG) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) conducted drug buy-bust operations against a suspect identified as PO2 Gemmo Meneses.
Meneses is assigned at the Morong, Rizal Police Provincial Office.
The operation against Meneses led to an armed encounter between security forces and the suspect.
According to report, the suspect immediately drew his firearm when he sensed that he was dealing with a poseur buyer policeman and aimed towards the operative prompting the operatives to return fire hitting the suspect on his body.
Immediately, the suspect was brought to the nearest hospital for medical treatment, however, he was declared Dead-on-Arrival by attending physician.
Scene-of-the-Crime Operatives personnel is now investigating at the place of incident.
The operation stemmed from a validated intelligence report the PNP IG which stated that the suspect police officer is involved in recycling illegal drugs (shabu) and distributing it to his several street drug pushers in his area. CITF / MCAG