They were identified as Gualberto Manlagnit Jr. alias "Ito", 46 years old, from Sitio Matiway, Barangay San Felipe, Michael Imperial y Bufete, a resident of Las Pinas, and Celso Rosanes Jr., from Dona Clara Subd., Concepcion Grande, Naga City. The fourth has only been identified as Esperida.
The incident occurred at around 8:50 p.m. when a poseur-buyer from the Naga City Police Office pretended to purchase shabu.
Allegedly, upon payment of the buy-bust money, the members of the composite team decided to arrest the suspects.
A firefight ensued, resulting to the death of the four suspects.
Various drug paraphernalia, firearms, pieces of live ammunition, cellphones and buy-bust money were confiscated from the suspects, the police said.
Dr. Butch Borja, City Health Officer, went to the scene of the crime, but declared the suspects already dead.
SPO2 Toby Bongon, Naga City Police Office Information Officer, said they have yet to complete the investigation report.