Mhelboy Gonzales
  • Sex: Male
Incident Details
  • Killed in police operation in public
  • Date of Incident: October 31, 2018
  • Time of Incident: 11:45 pm
  • Location of Incident: Batangas City, Batangas

By Lyka Manalo

BATANGAS CITY – A newly-identi­fied drug suspect who reportedly sources illegal drugs from contacts inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) was killed in a shootout with the police in Barangay Tingga Itaas, here, Wednesday night.

The Batangas Police Provincial Office (BPPO) identified the suspect as Mhelboy Gonzales, a resident of Barangay Balagtas in this city.

Investigation showed that Gonzales shot an undercover police officer when he sensed that he was the subject of a buy-bust operation at around 11:45 p.m.

A composite team of local police offi­cers and members of the Provincial In­telligence Branch (PIB) and Batangas City Drug Enforcement Team (CDET) promptly responded and overpowered Gonzales.

Recovered from the slain suspect were 10 sachets of shabu, a .45 caliber pistol and a yellow motorcycle without license plate.

The police said Gonzales sources illegal drugs from a certain Ryan Vil­lamor who is locked up at the NBP in Muntinlupa City.

Gonzales allegedly peddles illegal drugs in Barangay Balagtas and other parts of the city.