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Drug suspect slain in Batangas

/ 05:46 PM October 17, 2018

SAN PEDRO CITY— A suspected drug pusher was killed in Laurel, Batangas while the real target of the police operation escaped on Tuesday night in Laurel, Batangas.

A report from the Calabarzon police office on Wednesday said the shootout happened around 10 p.m.  in Barangay Ticub.

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The police reportedly carried out an entrapment operation against the drug suspect identified as Daniel Hernandez.

However, during the transaction, Hernandez and his still unidentified companion reportedly opened fire, hitting a police officer who was wearing a bullet-proof vest.

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The police said they were forced to retaliate, killing Hernandez’s companion instantly.

Hernandez escaped during the gunfight towards Calaca town.

The police said they recovered a .38 caliber gun and a motorcycle from the slain suspect. /ee

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