By: Leo Udtohan
01:44 PM June 20th, 2016
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol â€” Police killed an alleged drug pusher and arrested seven others in a buy-bust operation inside a drug den on Sunday night.
The fatality was identified as Rogaciano â€œTanoâ€ Omus, Jr., a resident of Pamaong Extension, Cogon District, in this city.
Supt. George Acol Vale, Tagbilaran police chief, described Omus as a â€œnotoriousâ€ drug dealer whose customers were usually students and tricycle drivers.
Omus sold P500 worth of shabu to an undercover policeman at an abandoned house owned by his brother in Cogon District, in this city, at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
When a drug bust was announced, the suspect resisted arrest, pulled out his .38 caliber revolver from his waist and fired at the police officer, said Vale.
This prompted the policeman to shoot the suspect.
Police recovered from the crime scene sachets of suspected shabu and several drug paraphernalia and a .38 hand gun.
The police also caught seven persons allegedly sniffing shabu inside the house.
They were identified as Marjune Melo, 28; Nicanor Ingking, 45; Cornelio Colata, 23; Venerando Camanzo, 24 and Michael Ray Ronco, 18, all from Tagbilaran City.
The two others were minors from Dauis and Panglao towns.
Vale said charges of violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, would be filed against the suspects who were detained at the Tagiblaran police station.
He said the two minors would be turned over to the city Social Welfare and Development Office. SFM/rga