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3 killed in buy-bust of firearms in Baseco compound

/ 09:37 AM December 10, 2018
20181210 Baseco Compound Shootout Manila

Police inspect a motorcycle found at the scene of an alleged shootout between policemen and crime suspects inside the Baseco Compound in Manila before dawn Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. PHOTO FROM THE MANILA POLICE DISTRICT

MANILA, Philippines — Three suspects were killed in an encounter with the police shortly after a buy-bust operation in Manila early Monday morning.

A report from the Manila Police District said the police launched a buy-bust operation against the suspects, who allegedly opened fire upon sensing that they were dealing with police officers.

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Police said a chase happened along Block 1, Gasangan, Baseco Compound, Port Area, where the suspects were finally cornered.

A firefight ensued between the suspects and the lawmen, which led to the death of the suspects on the spot, police said.

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Initial evidences recovered from the crime scene were a motorcycle without plate number, a caliber .45 pistol, a 9mm pistol, a caliber .22 revolver, a caliber .38 revolver, a hand grenade, unidentified number of sachets of suspected “shabu,” and several live and empty shells. /cbb

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