Esmael Lucman Ebrahim
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 38
Incident Details
  • Killed in police operation at home
  • Date of Incident: December 8, 2018
  • Time of Incident: 2:30 pm
  • Location of Incident: Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay

A SUSPECTED drug dealer, who is also tagged as “contract killer”, was killed in an anti-drug operation on Saturday, December 8, in the village of Poblacion, Buug, Zamboanga del Sur.

Chief Superintendent Emmanuel Luis Licup, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula director, identified the slain drug dealer as Esmael Lucman Ebrahim, 38, alias Tata Kidlat.

Licup said Ebrahim was killed in a drug bust around 2:30 p.m. Saturday in an abandoned house at Purok 2 in the village of Poblacion, Buug.

Licup said Ibrahim pulled a handgun upon sensing he was transacting illegal drugs with an undercover policeman.

Licup added Ibrahim “tried to shoot” but “failed to fire” his handgun while running towards the back of the house.

The suspect was wounded and was rushed to Saint John Hospital where he was declared dead by the attending physician.

Recovered from the suspect was a caliber .38 revolver with live ammunition, four small heat-sealed plastic sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride commonly known as shabu, and illegal drug paraphernalia.

Licup said Ebrahim is a high-value target “level 2” drug personality and a contract killer commonly known as “gun for hire.”

Drug personality refers to either drug pusher or user.