TAYUM, Abra – The province’s No. 1 drug personality being a high value target died after he was shot to death by combined police operatives and intelligence agents during a shootout that erupted when law enforcers were about to implement a search warrant in his residence at sitio Guingad, barangay Gaddani, here, recently.
Police authorities identified the fatality as Armando Babiera Alagao, 47, widower, Barangay Captain of Barangay Gaddani Tayum Abra and a resident of Sitio Guingad barangay Gaddani Tayum Abra.
He was listed as the top drug personality in the province being regarded as one of the existing high value targets in the province.
Initial police investigation showed the combined operating troops were about to implement a search warrant in the victim’s residence when they were fired upon by their subject that prompted them to fire back that resulted into a brief shootout.
He was immediately rushed to the Abra Provincial Hospital for medical treatment but he later expired while undergoing medical attention by the attending physicians.
The case is undergoing further investigation by the concerned police operatives.
By Dexter A. See