Saturday afternoon shoot-out in Sorsogon City; 1 dead in buy-bust | BICOL TODAY

Saturday afternoon shoot-out in Sorsogon City; 1 dead in buy-bust

Killed in the buy-bust operation of PDEA and police authorities, identified as Rodel Lato aka Huda, 3:35 pm, Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Barangay Road, Bibincahan, Sorsogon City. Photo by Christian Rempillo

SORSOGON CITY ( – A simple police buy-bust operation Saturday afternoon in Sorsogon City led to a shootout with the suspected drug pusher who was hit, leading to his sudden death.

Police initial report said the suspected drug peddler was identified as Rodel Bojorque Lato alias Hudas/Odjie, 46 years old, married, businessman with residence at Barangay Bitan-O, this city.

Police investigation said that on August 5, 2017 at about 3:35 PM, joint elements of RPDEU – RID5, PPDEU Sorsogon and Sorsogon City PS under the supervision of PSupt Edison Albao Dumangas, ACOP, conducted buy-bust operation at Brgy. Road, Bibincahan, Sorsogon City against Rodel Bojorque Lato aka Hudas / Odjie,

As narrated in the police report, Lato sold a sachet of suspected shabu to a police poseur buyer in exchange of Php 1,000.00 peso bill used as buy- bust money.

Lato noticed that the one he was dealing with is actually a police officer. With this, he immediately drew a cal. 45 pistol and subsequently engaged the operating units in a firefight. He was killed. []

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