Twilight shootout in Ligao City: drug watch village official dead in buy-bust

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LIGAO CITY, Albay – A barangay chairman, who was a drug watch personality, was shot dead in a shootout with police operatives during a buy-bust operation.

Killed was Orlando Rebutiaco Rolda, 48 years old, married, and incumbent barangay captain of Barangay Paulog, this city.

According to police report, on Wednesday 6:15 pm, August 9 (this year),  joint elements of RID-RPDEU led by PCINSP Edgar Butch Moraleda, RPSB5/PSC, Albay PPO-PIB, RIU5, APPSC, CIDT-5, and Ligao CPS led by COP, PSupt Lea B. Supelana, in coordination with PDEA RO5 conducted anti-illegal drug buy-bust operation against the suspect that resulted to his neutralization.

As narrated, when suspect Rolda sensed that he transacted with a police officer, he quickly ran and entered his residence then positioned himself near the door and successively fired towards the operating unit.

PO3 Nestor D Callos was hit by a bullet on his worn protective bulletproof vest, prompting the operating team to return fire.

As a result, the suspect was hit on his body and was brought to Josefina Belmonte Duran Memorial District Hospital (JBDMDH), Ligao City but was declared dead-on-arrival by attending physician Dr. Estela B. Zenit.

The scene of the incident was processed by the responding RCLO5-SOCO team led by PINSP Karl Frederick Rafanan and recovered the following items:

  • one piece heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu;
  • one unit pistol of unknown caliber with markings Springfield Armory US 579994 with laser sight with inserted magazine loaded with five unfired cartridges for unknown caliber;
  • eight fired cartridge cases for unknown caliber, three units cellular phones, two pieces sim-cards (network undetermined) and several assorted tooters.

Inventory and markings of the recovered pieces of evidence were conducted in the presence of Media representative Maria Elena Pagdagdagan, Brgy. Councilors Bobby Esperanza and Joey Dolom.

The SOCO team, assisted by police personnel proceeded to JBDMDH and conducted body search on the cadaver of the suspect which yielded the following items:

  • three pieces medium heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu;
  • one piece medium heat-sealed transparent sachet containing five (5) small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu;
  • ten pieces small heat-sealed transparent sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu;
  • one magazine loaded with 13 pieces live ammunition;
  • one  deformed slug;
  • one piece one dollar bill with SN B11680050L;
  • Php500.00 with Serial No. YC849718 used as buy-bust money;
  • cash amounting to Php626.00 in different denominations;
  • four pieces sim-cards;
  • one  piece memory card;
  • ten pieces assorted ID;
  • assorted receipts;
  • two pieces black leather wallet;
  • one piece Marlboro lighter;
  • one pack Marlboro cigarette;
  • six pieces assorted key;
  • one piece dark blue handkerchief;
  • one pair of New Balance rubber shoes; and
  • one pair of white socks.

Police said the recovered drug items and firearm were placed under the custody of RCLO5 for laboratory and ballistic examination, respectively. While the cadaver of the suspect was brought to Nelson Funeral Homes for autopsy. [BicolToday.com]

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