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Alleged drug pusher killed, 3 arrested in Lucena buy-bust

/ 08:59 AM September 26, 2018
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LUCENA CITY – An alleged drug pusher was killed and three others were arrested in separate buy-bust operations in Lucena City on Tuesday and Wednesday, police said.

The local drug enforcement unit conducted a buy-bust operation against suspected pusher Alvin Vergara, 30, in Barangay 10 at about 11 p.m. Tuesday, said a report from Supt. Romulo Albacea, Lucena police chief.

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After buying shabu from Vergara, the undercover policeman was about to arrest the suspect but the latter allegedly resisted and shot the cop with a handgun but missed.

Another undercover policeman retaliated and opened fire at the suspect who died on the spot. The victim was included in the local drug watch list.

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Meanwhile, authorities collared Chester Magpantay, Jennifer Olit and Marlon Cruz in two buy-bust operations in Barangay Ibabang Iyam at about 2 a.m. Wednesday.

The suspects yielded 22 plastic sachets of shabu with an estimated value of P3,000.

The suspects were on the list of alleged drug pushers in the city. /cbb

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