2 dead in Laguna, Batangas buy-bust
Two suspected drug and crime suspects were killed, while five others were arrested by the police on Monday in Laguna and Batangas.
Raymund Maquidato was slain in a buy-bust operation around 11:55 p.m. in Barangay Bayog, Los Baños, Laguna.
The police said Maquidato engaged undercover policemen in a gunfight after selling them a sachet of suspected shabu (crystal meth).
In Bauan, Batangas, Jonny Reodique was killed in a police operation around 6:30 p.m. Monday in Barangay Baguilawa.
Supt. Chitadel Gaoiran, spokesperson of the Calabarzon police, said Reodique faced a warrant for murder and drug charges. The suspect was also allegedly a member of a gun-for-hire group that operated in Laguna and Polilio Island in Quezon.
She said the police were approaching Reodique’s house to serve the arrest warrant when the suspect suddenly opened fire. This prompted law enforcers to shoot back and kill him.
In Calamba City, Laguna, the police arrested drug suspects Geverjuan Marcelo, Cherry Ann Tarazona, Restituto Capucino, Rodelio de Leon, and Apolinario Dimaano in an operation around 2 p.m. in Barangay Pansol.
During the arrest, Dimaano reportedly drew his gun and shot the policemen. The police shot back and wounded the suspect.
Recovered were nine sachets of suspected shabu and a .38 caliber gun from Dimaano.
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