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Cops kill 2 suspected drug pushers in Pasay shootout

/ 12:05 AM November 21, 2018

Two suspected drug pushers were killed in a shootout with police officers at the Pasay Public Cemetery Tuesday evening.

The two suspects, who died on the spot, had yet to be identified based on the initial report from the Pasay City Police Station.

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The encounter happened at around 9:25 p.m. between the suspects and members of the Tactical Motorcycle Riders Unit (TMRU), led by Senior Insp. Neil Deveraturda, at the Pasay City Public Cemetery at the corner of Aurora Boulevard and Sgt. Mariano Street in Barangay 148, Pasay.

Based on the initial report, the incident started when Deveraturda’s team was conducting a pre-deployment briefing at the TMRU office in the same location when they were tipped off by a concerned citizen that there were people engaged in drug pushing activities inside Pasay City Public Cemetery.

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When the team proceeded to the area to verify the information, the suspected pushers were alerted and successively shot at the TMRU members.

They police officers fired back, fatally hitting the suspects.

Recovered from the scene were pieces of scattered heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets, a .45-caliber pistol, and a Magnum .22-caliber pistol.

As of this posting, the crime scene is still being processed. /atm

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