Suspect dead in Manila buy-bust op | Inquirer News

Suspect dead in Manila buy-bust op

/ 11:26 AM August 16, 2018

A suspect was killed in an anti-drug operation of Manila Police District (MPD) operatives near Arellano Avenue in Malate, Manila, on early Thursday morning.


Initial investigation said an exchange of gunfire occurred at the corner of Zapanta and Pag-asa streets when the suspect, Adrian Azucar, sensed that he was transacting with police officers.

During the firefight, Azucar fell to the ground as he was hit by policemen from the Malate Police Station.  He was rushed to the Ospital ng Maynila but was declared dead on arrival.


Authorities recovered the revolver used by the suspect, along with seven sachets of shabu and four P100 bills. /cbb

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