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Suspected drug dealer shot dead in Cauayan City

/ 05:16 PM October 04, 2018

CITY OF CAUAYAN – A 24-year-old man was shot dead by police officers before Wednesday midnight during a drug bust at Barangay Villa Luna in this Isabela city, police said.

Gilbert Dichosa had been under surveillance for peddling marijuana and shabu (crystal meth), and was the subject of a police sting operation when he suddenly fired at an undercover policeman, said Senior Supt. Mariano Rodriguez, Isabela police director.

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But Dichosa missed. The policeman returned fire, killing him.

The police and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency seized a sachet of shabu, a zip-locked pack containing dried marijuana leaves, and two pieces of rolled paper. Villamor Visaya Jr./lb

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