MANILA - Bigtime drug lord and shabu laboratory operator was killed in an encounter with the Anti-Illegal Drug Group of the Philippine National Police in Valenzuela on Friday.
Tan operated a shabu laboratory in Naic, Cavite in 2003 with Jackson Dy, where about 600 kilograms of shabu were confiscated.
He also operated a shabu laboratory on Scout Chuatoco Street in Quezon City, where more than 70 kilograms of shabu and 3,500 kilograms of ephedrine were confiscated.
Authorities were supposed to serve a warrant of arrest to Tan when a running gun battle erupted.
Tan was neutralized by operatives of the PNP-AIDG during the encounter.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Isidro Lapeña inspected the crime scene where Tan made an attempt to escape using his vehicle.
The SOCO team has arrived to process the crime scene.
PNP Chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa, who was also on the crime scene, stressed that the authorities were able to neutralize a bigtime drug lord.
“Meron na tayong drug lord na Chinese. Hindi 'yung puro kayo reklamo na puro mahihirap na pusher 'yung napapatay. Drug lord talaga ito na Chinese. Malaki 'to,” he said.