Masedin Ayob
  • Sex: Male
Incident Details
  • Killed in police operation
  • Date of Incident: September 17, 2018
  • Location of Incident: General Trias City, Cavite

CAMP GEN. PANTALEON GARCIA, IMUS, Cavite — A suspected drug pusher was killed on Monday while another was arrested by police in a buy-bust operation in Tropical Village Pabahay 2000, Barangay San Francisco, General Trias City.
The operatives were forced to shoot Masedin Ayob, alias Mase, after he fired his gun at the “shabu” poseur-buyer after sensing that he was a lawman during the transaction.
The bullet from Ayob’s gun did not hit the poseur.
His alleged companion, one Samad Unda Bacaraman, was nabbed by the operatives during the incident.
Ayob, who suffered bullet wounds and was declared dead on arrival at the General Trias Doctor’s Hospital where he was brought after the shooting.
Recovered from him were a .38 cal. revolver with four live bullets and shell in its barrel and 11 sachets of “shabu” weighing 33 grams and worth P200,500 and a P500 buy-bust marked bill.
Superintendent Paul T. Bometivo, General Trias police officer-in-charge, said that Ayob was in the drug watch list. The encounter with the suspect happened at 11:15 a.m. Monday.
The Tropical Village Pabahay 2000 was tagged by police as one of the drug lairs in the city considering the number of pushers and users that have been arrested in the area.
Bacaraman, Ayob’s alleged cohort, was brought to the city police station for questioning and documentation.
Cavite Police Provincial Office (PPO) reports showed that Ayob was the 54th resisting drug suspect killed in encounters with police in the province’s seven districts in the last eight-and-a-half months of the year.
General Trias and Bacoor and Dasmarinas Districts are the most watched by the PPO in terms of illegal drugs considering the number of buy-bust encounters, arrests of suspects and the “shabu” bulk seized in the areas.
The encounters, drug arrests and seizures in the three areas can be gleaned from reports that the PPO released to the media now and then.