4 killed in Laguna, Cavite anti-drug operation
SAN PEDRO CITY – Four suspected drug pushers were killed by police in separate anti-illegal drugs operations in Laguna and Cavite provinces.
Quoting reports from the provincial police chiefs, Chief Supt. Guillermo, director of the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon (Calabarzon) police, said on Friday that all four men were shot and killed after they engaged authorities in a shootout during the buy-bust operations.
In Calamba City, Laguna, brothers Edwin”Tone” Manaig, and Efren Manaig were killed around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Sitio (sub-village) Bihunan, Barangay (village) Real.
In Cavite, suspect Ruben “Kristo” Angeles was shot dead around 10 p.m. also on Thursday in Barangay Munting Mapino in Naic town.
According to police, Angeles shot Chief Insp. Ernesto Caparas and another police officer but missed. A caliber .38-gun was recovered from the suspect.
Still in Cavite, drug suspect Jeffrey Ryan Bawar was killed around 8:30 p.m. also Thursday in Barangay Alulod in Indang.
Police said Bawar sold a sachet of suspected “shabu” (crystal meth) worth P300 to undercover policemen. But Bawar suddenly opened fire, prompting police to retaliate.
From May 1 to May 25, the Inquirer counted at least 20 men killed in drug operations in the region. This number did not include those slain suspects for other crimes during the same period. /kga
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