Elements of Labason Municipal Police Station, in coordination with PDEA9, conducted a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Antonino, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte at about 10:00PM on August 2, 2016. This resulted in the neutralization of Haridjal Vinancio Sansalani, 54, resident of Brgy Kipit, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte, a drug pusher who previously surrendered during the implementation of Oplan Tokhang in their area.
Said suspect is said to be an emerging big time illegal drug distributor who did not change his ways despite the massive crackdown by the PNP on illegal drugs. Accordingly, the suspect was also engaged in prostitution by offering free illegal drugs to female victims in return for sexual favor, targeting students and minors. During the said operation, when the suspect noticed something wrong about the poseur buyer, the suspect immediately drew his pistol and fired upon the operatives, and immediately escaped using his motorcycle to evade the policemen. The authorities chased the said suspect who continued firing at them. When the operating team retaliated, the suspect was hit and crashed on the road. The suspect was rushed to a hospital in Labason but was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician. Recovered from the suspect were three small sachets of suspected shabu, a Black Widow cal 9mm pistol, several rounds of ammo, cash amounting to Php 1,650.00, marked money, two cellphones, and his red/white Honda XRM motorcycle without plate number. The suspect’s cadaver was turned over to his relatives while the seized items were turned over to the police station for safekeeping.
-with report from PO3 Bernard Tan, RPIO9