4 Chinese killed in PDEA-led buy-bust in Pampanga; P262-M shabu seized
MANILA, Philippines — Four Chinese were confirmed dead after engaging in a firefight with law enforcement agents led by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during a buy-bust operation in Angeles City, Pampanga.
PDEA, in a statement, said that the four Chinese nationals who died during the operation at a subdivision in Angeles’ Barangay Pulong Cacutud on Monday morning were identified as:
- Cai Ya Bing Alias “Cai”, 29 years old, from Yuncheng City, Shanxi
- Erbo Ke Alias “Payat”, 34 years old, from Quanzhou City, Fujian
- Huang Guidong, 43 years old, from Zhang Zhou, Fujian.
- Wuyuan Shen (or Jinpeng Zhang), 41 years old, from Zhang Zhou, Fujian
All four were armed with .45 caliber pistols that were used against the government operatives.
Aside from this, operatives also recovered 38 kilograms of suspected shabu or crystal meth, with an estimated street value of P262.2 million.
According to PDEA, the composite team that led the buy-bust operation in Pampanga included PDEA’s Region 3 team, PDEA-Intelligence and Investigation Service, PDEA Special Enforcement Service, PDEA’s NCR office, the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Task Force NOAH, the Philippine National Police’s anti-drug unit in Metro Manila, the National Capital Region Police Office’s Regional Intelligence Division, the Bureau of Customs, and the Angeles City Police.
Aside from the illegal substance and the firearms, PDEA managed to recover two smartphones and a digital weighing scale from the crime scene.