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Man died in buy bust while his live-in partner was arrested

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By JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS

BALAYAN, Batangas — A supposed buy bust operation has ended up with the death of the subject individual and the arrest of his live-in partner in Brgy. Durungao, this town, last Thursday.

Investigators said PO3 Nelson Quinag acted as posuer buyer and was able to acquire two (2) pieces of heat sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu from Lorenzo Marquez Vizconde. During the transaction at his residence, the suspect sense that he was transacting with a police officer. The suspect draw his short firearm tucked in his waist and shot the lawman but missed. PO3 Nelson T. Quinag and his partner PO3 Andy Mosquite were forced to retaliate and shot the suspect.

Sustaining fatal wounds, the suspect was rushed to Balayan Bayview Hospital and Medical Center for medical treatment but was declared dead on arrival by his attending physician, Dr. Ramon Sixto Castillo.

On the other hand, the suspectโ€™s live in-partner identified as Manilyn Robles Godes, 25 years old, jobless and resident of San Jose, San Fernando Pampanga, was arrested for conniving with Vizcon-de in selling illegal drugs; Manilyn, who was also present during the transaction, was instructed by Vizconde to get the item inside their house. However, while she was inside the house, the firefight ensued.

Recovered pieces of evidence from Vizconde include two (2) pieces of heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu, one thousand peso bill used as buy bust money, one (1) cal. 45 magazine inserted, chamber loaded, and several empty shells.

Recovered from the possession of Manilyn Godes were one (1) Rasta coin purse containing three (3) pieces of heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu.

Vizconde was previously arrested during the implementation of Search Warrant on January 27, 2015. He was also arrested during a buy bust operation on October 3,2015 and eventually released after availing Plea Bargaining on 2018.

The suspect is also a member of Mamayog Drug Group operating in the 1st District of Batangas.|#BALIKAS_News

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