Personnel of PDEA Regional Office IX together with PNP personnel of AIU, SIU, CDEU and 904th MC RMFB9 APC-WM conducted joint anti-illegal drugs operation at Barangay Tugbungan, Zamboanga City at 6:45 PM of July 3, 2022 which resulted in the death of Reynante Cañete Alvarez a.k.a. “Tata” (Top 5 joint PDEA-PNP target listed), 54 years old, male, single, jobless, and a resident of Bagong Dalan, Barangay Tugbungan, Zamboanga City. Confiscated evidences during the operation were the following: 1 piece heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing crystalline substance believed to be shabu weighing 50 grams with a standard drug price of PhP 340,000.00, 1 empty cigarette pack, 1 smart cellular phone, 8 pieces of different identification card, 4 keys, 1 black wallet, cash amounting to PhP 150 of different denominations, 1 bundle of boodle money topped with one genuine PhP 1,000.00, 1 black power bank, 1 white envelope, 1 caliber 9mm pistol, 7 pieces anti-illegal drugs operation (buy-bust) that resulted to armed confrontation 9mm ammunition, 1 magazine and 1 XT motorcycle Yamaha white. Subject person resisted and fought back the aforementioned operating units which led to the armed confrontation wherein subject person died-on-the-spot who sustained one (1) gunshot wound on his lower left rib. PNP personnel of SOCO-ZCFU9 are presently processing the area. Confiscated items are now under the custody of PDEA RO IX-ZCO while the cadaver was brought to Villa Funeral Homes for proper disposition.