Man dead, companion held in Cavite buy-bust
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.
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.
Police recovered a .45 caliber gun from the suspect. MARICAR CINCO /lzb
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