Suspected Police and Drug Pusher Dies In Separate Buy-Bust Operation

In San Pedro City, Cavite, Illegal Drug suspect Roberto Advincula was killed in a buy-bust operation by the Cavite City Police. The string of operation started at around 11 pm, Wednesday, along Palanas bridge in Barangay Buhay na Tubig.

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Image from Inquirer. (Cavity buy-bust operation)

According to police reports Advincula realized he was making a deal with undercover police and drew a gun. This initiated the police to shoot back at Advincula, who dies on his way Medical Center Imus.


In a separate buy-bust incident in Lucena City, Quezon, Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon police director, targeted Police Officer 2 Ian Rey Abitonia in Barangay Pilaway around 7:30 am, Thursday. Along with operatives from the Counter Intelligence Task Force, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Quezon Police Intelligence Unit targeted Abitonia, from a tip from concerned citizens.

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Image from Manila Bulletin. (Buy-bust operation in Central Luzon)

He sensed that he was dealing with an undercover cop and pulled out service firearm and fired towards the undercover cop. He was shot dead by the operative. In official reports, it was said that Police Officer 2 Abitonia was first assigned at the Infanta Police Station as a member of the Intelligence and Drug Enforcement unit before being relieved of his duty and moved as a desk officer in the same police station.


Abitonia is suspected to be a drug pusher and protector of drug dealings in the area. Senior Supt. De Guzman also said he was also suspected of killing some of his assets/runners if the quota of drug selling wasn’t met.

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