Francisco Ribay
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 56
Incident Details
  • Date of Incident: February 15, 2018
  • Time of Incident: 9:10 pm
  • City of Incident: Cabuyao City
  • Province of Incident: Laguna
  • Killed in police operation
Source(s)

Another suspected drug pusher was killed in armed encounter with operatives of Cabuyao police during the anti-illegal drug operation in Bgy. Bigaa, Cabuyao City, Laguna, on Thursday night.

Operatives, led by Chief Insp. Jesus Lintag, identified the slain suspect as Francisco Ribay, 56, of 427 Purok 6, Bgy. Bigaa, Cabuyao City.

Police said Ribay sustained two gunshot wounds in the chest and died while being rushed to Ospital ng Cabuyao.

Operatives were conducting an anti-illegal drug operation at about 9:10 p.m. near the suspect’s hideout in 427 Purok 6, Bgy. Bigaa. The police poseur-buyer was able to buy one small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet of shabu worth P1,000.

However, the suspect, sensing that he was transacting with a poseur-buyer, pulled out a short firearm and fired at the officer, who retaliated, hitting him fatally.

Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) of PRO4A under Chief Insp. Shiela Cajilig recovered at the scene a cal. .38 revolver and a blue pouch containing six plastic sachets of shabu.

Pieces of evidence were brought to PNP Crime Lab for drug examination.