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Man dead, companion held in Cavite buy-bust

10:43 AM January 11, 2019

SAN PEDRO CITY—A suspected illegal drug pusher was killed in a buy-bust operation in General Mariano Alvarez town in Cavite province Thursday evening, police said Friday.

A report from the Calabarzon police said the suspect Manuel Pascual allegedly drew out and fired his gun that triggered the shootout during a buy-bust operation around 10:30 p.m. in Barangay (village) Ramon Cruz.

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Pascual was killed while his companion, Josephine Pascual, was arrested during the transaction.

It was not immediately clear how the two were related to each other.

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