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2 die in Manila antidrug ops on Sunday

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 01:53 PM August 05, 2018

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Two alleged drug traffickers were killed within hours of each other in separate buy-bust operations in Manila early Sunday.

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Suspect Arvie Garcia was shot dead after allegedly engaging lawmen in a fire fight in Tondo.

Police said Garcia sensed that he was dealing with an undercover policemen during a buy bust operation at Building 4, Happy Land, Barangay 105, Tondo, Manila, when he pulled out a gun at about 4:30 a.m.

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The Manila Police District (MPD) said Garcia was on the police watchlist and had a pending case for robbery dated Oct. 25, 2017.

Found near the suspect’s body were one revolver, marked money worth P300, and a number of sachets of suspected shabu.

Three hours earlier, 44-year old Darwin Nazardo was also killed in a buy-bust operation.

Police said Nazardo was also included on the drug watchlist. No related cases were found against Nazardo.

Chief Supt. Rolando Anduyan of MPD vowed to intensify its anti-criminality operations around Manila in order for the city to be a “better place to live in.” /cbb

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