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2 dead in Batangas buy-bust operations

/ 11:55 AM September 28, 2018

SAN PEDRO CITY – Two drug suspects were killed in separate buy-bust operations in Batangas province, the police said on Friday.

Batangas police director Sr. Supt. Edwin Quilates, in a report, said a drug suspect who went by the aliases “Lock” or “Steve” was killed in an operation around 9:45 p.m. Thursday in Barangay Banaba in Padre Garcia town.

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He said the suspect sold a sachet of suspected shabu (crystal meth) to an undercover policeman but suddenly drew out a .357 caliber gun. The police was forced to shoot back in defense, Quilates said.

The suspect died while being taken to the Rosales General Hospital.

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In Nasugbu town, Joel Galicha was killed after engaging law enforcers in a gunfight in Barangay Lumbangan around 8 p.m. Thursday.

Quilates, in the same report, said Galicha was included in the police’s list of suspected drug pushers in the town.

The police recovered a .38 caliber gun from Lumbangan.

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