Incident Details
  • Killed in police operation
  • Date of Incident: May 19, 2021
  • Location of Incident: Lupao, Nueva Ecija

Police killed a suspected drug trader who reportedly engaged them in a firefight during a buy-bust operation here on Wednesday (May 19).

The slain suspect was identified as Romnick Garces, a resident of Barangay San Josef Sur in Cabanatuan City. He reportedly sold a sachet of “shabu” (crystal meth) worth P500 to an undercover agent.

The suspect’s accomplice, he said, eluded arrest on board a motorcycle.

“The suspect sensed that he was dealing with policemen, suddenly drew his firearm and fired shot at the operatives,” said Erjas in a report.